Insiders Sell $5.4 Billion, Buy $128 Million In Stock In Month Of February

Following the insider dump of well over $1.3 billion in shares a fortnight ago, this week insiders sold "just" $503 million in shares of their companies, in 118 transactions. Alas, while the selling to buying ratio was a modest 61.4x at last check, the ongoing collapse in insider buying has once again reared its ugly head, and only $4 million worth of stock was purchased. The biggest insider purchases in the past week focused on CB Richard Ellis, Lorillard and Noble, with all at a million or less. On to selling, which is relentless: the top selling names were Sara Lee ($122 million), Franklin Resources ($51 million), and Intuit ($37) million. As for full month February, forget about it. Insiders sold a total of $5.4 billion and bought $128 million, a 41.6x ratio. In layman's terms: they can't wait to dump all they can, leading with Sensata insiders who sold $1.2 billion, followed by Microsoft selling $575 million and Molycorp $363 million.

Full weekly report, per Bloomberg:

And the full monthly report (just top 40 positions on either side):