Insider Trading Summary: Notable Transactions (Aug.31-Sept.04)

Over the past week we’ve seen notable insider buying/selling by corporate officers, directors, and beneficiary owners in the following stocks:

  • Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB) Kassling William E (Director) sold 12,500 shares at $37.40 for a value of $467,525 on 8/27
  • Abovenet Inc. (NASDAQ:ABVT) Subotnick Stuart (Director) sold 7,000 shares at $94.39 for a value of $660,744 on 8/27
  • Tower Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:TOBC) Faust Marcus (Director) sold 19,000 shares at $26.75 for a value of $508,250 on 8/28
  • Entergy CP (NYSE:ETR) Leonard J Wayne (Chairmand and CEO) sold 193,350 shares at $79.64 for a value of $15.398.394 on 8/28
  • Stryke  Corporation (NYSE:SYK) Engelman Donald M (Director) sold 14,136 shares at $41.33 for a value of $584,240 on 8/28
  • Tower Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:TOBC) Samuel Andrew S (President, CEO) sold 24,000 shares at $26.75 for a value of $642,000 on 8/28.
  • Ecotality, Inc. (OTC:ETLY.OB) Sciotto Harold (Secretary, Treasurer) sold 17,853,040 shares at $.13 for a value of $2,320,895 on 8/28
  • Fidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) Foley William P Ii (Director) sold 150,000 shares at $15.01 for a value of $2,250,900 on 8/28
  • Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) B. Wayne Hughes Chairman sold 800,000 shares at $70.43 – $71.69 on 8/27 – 8/31 for a value of nearly $6 million
  • Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ:TESO) (10% owner) LRP V Luxembourg Holdings bought 733,339 shares at $7.60 on 8/28-8/31 for a value of $5.57 million
  • Fossil (NASDAQ:FOSL) Kartsotis Tom, Chairman and COO sold 877,356 shares at $25.26-26.00 on 8/28 – 9/03 for a value of more than $21 million
  • Chelsea Therapeutics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHTP) El Coronado Holdings, Llc (10% Owner) bought 76,500 shares at $5.30 for a value of $405,144 on 8/31.
  • Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (NYSE:LL) Sullivan Thomas D (Chairman of the Board; Founder) sold 25,000 shares at $21.88 for a value of $546,975 on 8/31
  • Symantec Corporation  (NASDAQ:SYMC) Thompson John Wendell (Director) sold 60,000 shares at $15.12 for a value of $907,500 on 8/31. Also on 8/31, Thompson John Wendell (Director) exercises  60,000 options at $4.32 for a value of $259,200
  • Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) investor Carl Icahn sold 12,706,552 shares at $14.75-14.92 on 8/27 – 8/31
  • FPL Group Inc. (NYSE:FPL) Poppell James W (Ex VP, Human Resources) sold 707 shares at $56.00 for a value of $39,592 on 9/01. Also on 9/01, Stall John A (President, Nuclear Division) sold 15,000 shares at $55.76 for a value of $836,40, Olivera Armando J (Other) sold 9,000 shares at $55.98 for a value of $503,775 on 9/01.
  • Stake n Shake CO. (NYSE:SNS) Biglari Sardar (CEO), 10% owners Dash Acquisition and Lion Fund bought ( combined ) 172,600 shares at $10.31-$11.03 on 9/01 for a value of nearly $2 million
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:JAZZ) Enright Patrick G, (Director) bought 150,000 shares at $7.21-$7.22 on 9/01-9/02 for a value of $1.08 million
  • J. Crew (NYSE:JCG) Millard Drexler CEO sold 500,000 shares at $31.52-33.52 on 9/01 – 9/03 for a value of $16.2 million
  • CR Bard Inc. (NYSE:BCR) Ring Timothy M (Chairman and CEO) exercises 14,147 options at $35.71 for a total value of $505,189 on 9/01. Also on 9/01, Ring Timothy M (Chairman and CEO) sold 14,147 shares at $80.46 for a value of $1,138,225. Weiland John H (President and COO) sold 36.590 shares at $80.38 for a value of $2,941,104
  • Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) Fisher Robert J, (Director, 10% Owner) sold (pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan) 235,083 shares at $20.05 on 9/01 for a value of $4.71 million
  • JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) Winters William T, Managing Director and officer sold (pursuant to 10b5-1 Plan) 90,000 shares at $42.71-43.03 on 9/01 for a value of nearly $4 million
  • Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A,BRK.B) (10% Owner) sold 794,388 shares at $26.30-$27.74 on 9/01 – 9/02. Buffet previously cut his Moody’s stake by 8 million shares in mid-July, reducing his stake to about 40 million shares
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CME) Lynch Patrick B (Director) sold 3,597 shares at $282.41 for a value of $1,015,839 on 9/02
  • Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) Beug Norman B (Senior Vice President) sold 8,422 shares at $48.19 for a value of $405,856 on 9/01. Also on 9/01, Beug Norman B (Senior Vice President) exercised 12,155 options at $14.14 for a value of $171,932
  • Brown Forman Corp (NYSE:BFA, BFB) Brown J Mccauley (10% Owner) sold 25,000 shares at $47.00 for a value of $1,175,000 on 9/02
  • Gse Systems Inc (NYSE:GVP) Cobbs Wharf Master Fund, L.p (10% Owner) sold 120,865 shares at $6.00 for a value of $725,190 on 9/02-9/03
  • Orbimage Inc (NASDAQ:GEOY) Peterson Bradley (Vice President, Operations) sold 8,000 shares at $25.04 for a value of $200,320 on 9/02. Also on 9/02, Peterson Bradley (Vice President, Operations) exercised 8,000 options at $10.00 for a value of $80,000.
  • Navigant Consulting Inc (NYSE:NCI) Tipsord Michael L. (Director) bought 19,500 shares at $12.30 for a value of $240,376 on 9/03.

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