Insider Trading: Berkshire Hathaway Makes Another Major Purchase of DaVita HealthCare Partners

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Welcome to our daily roundup of top insider trades. Here's a look at the most significant inside purchases recently filed with the SEC.

Notable Purchases:

  • Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) bought 3,700,294 shares of dialysis services company DaVita HealthCare ( DVA ) for $204,046,688. This is Berkshire's 11th purchase of DaVita stock since the beginning of 2013.
  • The investment advisor firm Dalal Street LLC bought 318,049 shares of zinc and nickel producer Horsehead Holding Corp. ( ZINC ) company stock for $4,324,213.
  • James Goetz, a director at security and storage solutions company Barracuda Networks ( CUDA ), bought 100,000 shares of company stock for $2,144,689.
  • Bennett Johnston, a former senator from Louisiana and an advisory director for mineral exploration company Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. ( FCX ), bought 20,000 shares of company stock for $734,475.
For more insider trades, see the charts below.

Insider Purchases
#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value

1

Berkshire Hathaway

BO


Davita Healthcare

DVA

B

$204,046,688

2

Public Storage

BO

PS Bus Parks

PSB

JB*

$75,287,504

3

Srinivasan Mallika

DIR

AGCO

AGCO

AB

$15,118,624

4

Dalal Street

BO

Horsehead Holding

ZINC

B

$4,324,213

5

Goetz James J

DIR,BO

Barracuda Networks

CUDA

B

$2,144,689

6

Johnston J Bennett

O

FMc Cop & Gold

FCX

B

$734,475

7

Charman John

CB,CEO

Endurance Spec

ENH

JB*,B

$565,576

8

Marubeni

DIR,BO

Aircastle

AYR

B

$561,513

9

Chapman Laurence

DIR

Digital Realty Trust

DLR

B

$460,200

10

Millard Robert B

O

Gulfmark Offshore

GLF

B,JB*

$435,560


Insider Sales
#: Filer Name Insider Titles Company Name Ticker Trans
Type
Dollar Value

1

Advent Intl

O

Vantiv

VNTV

JS*

$400,200,000

2

Simmons L E

BO

Forum Energy

FET

JS*

$169,800,000

3

Feinberg Stephen

BO

Tower Intl

TOWR

JS*

$69,345,000

4

Andreessen Marc

DIR

Facebook

FB

S

$59,425,220

5

Cleveland Bradley

CEO,DIR

Proto Labs

PRLB

AS

$11,029,854

6

Watjen Thomas R

CEO,DIR

Unum

UNM

AS

$6,408,413

7

Wright Kelly

VP,SO

Tableau Software

DATA

AS

$5,993,987

8

Cooper Alan S

DIR

Chemtura

CHMT

S

$5,742,500

9

Rose Peter J

CB,CEO

Expeditors Intl

EXPD

S

$5,329,443

10

Bardis John A

CB,CEO,DIR

Medassets

MDAS

S

$4,407,518

Source: InsiderInsights.com | Key to Insider Title and Trans Type Codes

An important note from Jonathan Moreland, founder of Insider Insights :

In a victory for common sense, it has been proven profitable -- by both academic studies and (more importantly) the experience of your fellow professional investors -- to monitor the trading behavior of company executives, directors, and large shareholders in the stocks of firms of which they're registered as "insiders."

Please note, however, that the lists above are strictly factual; they are not buy and sell recommendations. Dollar value is only one metric to assess the importance of an insider transaction, and, frankly, often not even the most important metric that determines if an insider transaction is significant.

At InsiderInsights.com, we find new investment ideas just about every day using these and more intricate insider screens to determine where we should focus our subsequent fundamental and technical analysis. And while stocks don't (or shouldn't) move up or down based on insider activity alone, insiders tend to be good indicators of when real stock-moving events like earnings surprises, corporate actions, and new products may be in the offing.

Jonathan Moreland is also the author of " Profit From Legal Insider Trading."



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: CUDA , DVA , FCX , ZINC

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