Insiders Buy Shares at Helix Energy and SunTrust Banks While Ruby Tuesday Sees a Sale

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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:

  • Owen Kratz, President and CEO ofinternational offshore energy company Helix Energy ( HLX ), bought 50,000 shares of company stock for $1,152,500. Helix specializes on providing well intervention and robotics operations services for the offshore energy industry.
  • David Ratcliffe, a director at commercial banking company SunTrust Banks ( STI ), bought 20,000 shares of company stock for $666,000.
  • Joseph Podolski, President and CEO of reproductive health products and services company Repros Therapeutics ( RPRX ), bought 3,000 shares of company stock for $54,102.
Notable Sale:
  • Matthew Drapkin, a director at Ruby Tuesday ( RT ), sold 1,451,226 shares of company stock for $8,617,364.
For more insider trades, see the charts below.

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

1

Kratz Owen E

PR,CEO,DIR

Helix Energy

HLX

B

$1,152,500

2

Ratcliffe David M

DIR

Suntrust Banks

STI

B

$666,000

3

Makris George Jr

CEO,DIR

Simmons First Natl

SFNC

B

$622,683

4

Prescott Capital

BO

China Marine

CMFO

B

$146,031

5

Marchionne Sergio

DIR

Philip Morris Intl

PM

B

$87,510

6

Podolski Joseph

PR,CEO,DIR

Repros Therap

RPRX

B

$54,102

7

Mooney Beth E

DIR

At & T

T

B

$34,740

8

Terry James W Jr

DIR

Synalloy

SYNL

B

$31,492

9

Fulton Paul

CB,DIR

Bassett Furniture

BSET

B

$29,741

10

Eberwein Jeffrey E

DIR

Crossroads Sys

CRDS

JB*

$22,894


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

1

James Hamilton E

PR,COO,DIR

Blackstone

BX

S

$88,611,096

2

Drapkin Matthew A

DIR

Ruby Tuesday

RT

S

$8,617,364

3

O Shea Paul J

VP,DIR

Enstar

ESGR

AS

$2,714,044

4

Ewing Anna M

VP

Nasdaq Omx

NDAQ

AS

$1,725,500

5

Miau Matthew

DIR

Synnex

SNX

S

$1,538,645

6

Cohen Jason I

VP

B & G Foods

BGS

S

$1,520,233

7

Miller Lloyd I Iii

DIR

Stamps Com

STMP

S

$1,480,368

8

Carges Mark T

CTO,VP

EBAY

EBAY

S

$1,421,285

9

Dolby Dagmar

BO

Dolby Labs

DLB

AS

$1,405,506

10

Moon Mark F

VP,PR,SO,OO

Motorola Solutions

MSI

S

$1,269,575

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: HLX , RPRX , RT , STI

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