Natural Food Company Annie's Sees a Major Insider 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:

  • Eric Edidin, the co-founder of hedge fund Archer Capital Management, bought 205,000 shares of fiber-based service provider Lumos Networks ( LMOS ) for $4,100,000.
  • William Macaulay, a director at global supplier of rotating equipment solutions Dresser-Rand Group ( DRC ), bought 52,070 shares of company stock for $3,071,609. Dresser-Rand's products have critical applications in the oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical, power generation, and military industries.
  • Irvin Kessler, a director at real estate investment trust Silver Bay Realty Trust ( SBY ), bought 25,000 shares of company stock for $383,750. The company focuses on the acquisition, renovation, leasing, and management of single-family properties in select US markets.
Notable Sales:
  • Molly Ashby, a director at natural and organic food company Annie's ( BNNY ), sold 2,537,096 shares of company stock for $121,653,752.

For more insider trades, see the charts below.

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

1

Edidin Eric J

BO


Lumos Networks

LMOS

B

$4,100,000

2

Macaulay William

DIR

Dresser Rand

DRC

B

$3,071,609

3

Marubeni

DIR,BO

Aircastle

AYR

B

$542,855

4

Wahlman Robert

CFO,VP

Customers Bancorp

CUBI

B

$502,348

5

Kessler Irvin R

DIR

Silver Bay Realty

SBY

B

$383,750

6

Levenson Ryan

BO

Relm Wireless

RWC

B

$372,987

7

Pitts Keith B

VCB

Tenet Healthcare

THC

B

$269,563

8

Loomis Karl F

DIR

Monarch Com Banc

MCBF

JB*

$250,000

9

Frost Phillip Md

CEO,CB,BO

Opko Health

OPK

B

$246,300

10

Goudet Olivier

DIR

COTY

COTY

B

$237,468


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

1

Ashby Molly

DIR,BO

Annies

BNNY

JS*

$121,653,752

2

Jana Partners

BO

Oil States Intl

OIS

S

$23,730,508

3

Hoffman Reid

DIR,BO

Linkedin

LNKD

AS

$18,943,200

4

Vantagepoint Vent

BO

Wageworks

WAGE

S

$11,251,200

5

Weiner Jeff

CEO,DIR

Linkedin

LNKD

AS

$9,993,082

6

Tredwell Daniel P

DIR

Trimas

TRS

S

$9,183,616

7

Mortimer Michael I

VP

Quintiles Trans

Q

JS*

$8,510,000

8

Brown Williamson

BO

Reynolds Amer

RAI

S

$6,302,400

9

Welsh Carson

BO

Select Medical

SEM

S

$4,383,549

10

Ratliff John D

PR,COO

Quintiles Trans

Q

JS*

$4,133,307

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: BNNY , DRC , LMOS , SBY

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