Insiders at Akamai, Opko, and Continental Resources Buy Shares

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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:

  • Leah Karfunkel, a beneficial owner of multinational specialty property and casualty insurer Amtrust Financial Services ( AFSI ), bought 209,772 shares of company stock for $6,589,463.
  • The activist investment fund Blue Harbor Group bought 88,065 shares of simulation technology company Caci International ( CACI ) for $6,309,128.
  • Harold Hamm, CEO and Chairman of independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company Continental Resources ( CLR ), bought 41,000 shares of company stock for $4,190,081.
  • George Conrades, a director at content delivery and cloud infrastructure services company Akamai Technologies ( AKAM ), bought 20,000 shares of company stock for $899,100.
  • Phillip Frost, Chairman and CEO of multinational pharmaceutical and diagnostics company Opko Health ( OPK ), bought 72,500 shares of company stock for $722,759.

For more insider trades, please see the charts below.


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

1

Karfunkel Leah

BO

Amtrust Financial

AFSI

B

$6,589,463

2

Blue Harbour

BO

Caci Intl

CACI

JB*,B

$6,309,128

3

Hamm Harold

CEO,CB,BO

Continental Res

CLR

B

$4,190,081

4

Mount Kellett Cap

BO

GC Deep Rlty Tr

GULTU

B

$1,302,832

5

Conrades George

DIR

Akamai Tech

AKAM

B

$899,100

6

Patterson Scott B

BO

Cytrx

CYTR

B

$805,256

7

Frost Phillip Md

CEO,CB,BO

Opko Health

OPK

B

$722,759

8

Crocker Douglas II

DIR

Ventas

VTR

B

$580,101

9

Marubeni

DIR,BO

Aircastle

AYR

B

$546,630

10

Millard Robert B

O

Gulfmark Offshore

GLF

B

$469,660


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

1

Catterton Noodles

BO

Noodles

NDLS

JS*

$81,348,408

2

Page Lawrence

CEO,DIR,BO

Google

GOOG

AS

$35,933,172

3

Ebersman David

CFO

Facebook

FB

AS

$26,169,588

4

Welsh Carson

BO

Select Medical

SEM

S

$18,426,432

5

Godley Richard A

DIR

Regional Mgt

RM

JS*

$15,075,458

6

Sams William M

DIR

Americas Carmart

CRMT

S

$8,202,000

7

Serenity Inv

BO

KCG

KCG

AS

$5,551,345

8

Bhusri Aneel

CEO,CB,BO

Workday

WDAY

AS

$4,982,515

9

Humphrey John

VP,CFO

Roper Industries

ROP

S

$4,556,967

10

Reddy Kevin M

CEO,DIR

Noodles

NDLS

JS*

$3,863,821

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.



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Referenced Stocks: AFSI , AKAM , CACI , CLR , OPK

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