12 Stocks Corporate Insiders are Abandoning in 2018

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An insider trade occurs when a corporate executive (such as a CEO, CFO or COO) that has non-public information about a company buys or sells shares of that company's stock. Company insiders are required by law to regularly report their stock purchases and sales to the SEC.

Tracking a company's insider trades is a metric that can be used to identify the direction that the company's executives believes that the company is headed. If a number of insiders sell shares of their company, they may believe that the company will have weak future earnings and that the share price will decline in the near future.

For example, if Microsoft's CEO, CFO and COO all recently sold shares of Microsoft stock, that would be an indication that there could be unreported news that may negatively effect Microsoft's stock price in the near future.

This slideshow lists the 12 companies that have had the highest levels of insider buying within the last 180 days.

#1 - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $4,818,000,000.00
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 1
Volume of Shares Sold: 66,000,000
Who Sold Shares: Tourism Group Co Ltd Hna (Major Shareholder)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT)

Hilton Worldwide logoHilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels and resorts. It operates through two segments, Management and Franchise; and Ownership. The company engages in the hotel management and licensing of its brands to franchisees. It operates hotels under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, and Hilton Grand Vacations brands. The company operates in North America, South America, and Central America, including all Caribbean nations; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and the Asia Pacific. As of February 28, 2018, it had approximately 5,200 properties with 856,000 rooms in 105 countries and territories. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

#2 - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $2,198,160,783.37
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 64
Volume of Shares Sold: 12,516,816
Who Sold Shares: Christopher K Cox (Insider), Colin Stretch (VP), David B Fischer (VP), David M Wehner (CFO), Jan Koum (Director), Marc L Andreessen (Director), Mark Zuckerberg (CEO), Michael Todd Schroepfer (CTO), Michael Todd Schroepfer (Insider), Peter Thiel (Director) and Sheryl Sandberg (COO)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook logoFacebook, Inc. is focused on building products that enable people to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers and other surfaces. The Company's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus. Facebook enables people to connect, share, discover and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers. Instagram enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends. Messenger allows communicating with people and businesses alike across a range of platforms and devices. WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging application that is used by people around the world and is available on a range of mobile platforms. Its Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform offers products that allow people to enter an interactive environment to play games, consume content and connect with others.

#3 - General Motors (NYSE:GM)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $1,605,758,033.57
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 9
Volume of Shares Sold: 40,413,252
Who Sold Shares: Barry L Engle II (Insider), Charles K Stevens III (CFO), Charles K Stevens III (Insider), Mark L Reuss (EVP), Mark L Reuss (Insider), Retiree Medical Benefits T Uaw (Director), Stefan Jacoby (EVP) and Thomas S Timko (CAO)

Insider Trades by Quarter for General Motors (NYSE:GM)

General Motors logoGeneral Motors Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM International, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars, trucks, and crossovers to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security, and mobility solutions, as well as information technology services. Further, the company provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

#4 - JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $1,561,768,741.42
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 6
Volume of Shares Sold: 47,702,683
Who Sold Shares: Corp Onex (Major Shareholder), John R Linker (SVP), Kirk S Hachigian (Chairman) and Roderick Wendt (Vice Chairman)

Insider Trades by Quarter for JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD)

JELD-WEN logoJELD-WEN Holding, Inc. manufactures and sells doors and windows primarily in North America, Europe, and Australasia. The company offers a line of residential interior and exterior door products, including patio doors, and folding or sliding wall systems; non-residential doors; and wood, vinyl, and aluminum windows. It also provides other ancillary products and services, such as shower enclosures and wardrobes, moldings, trim boards, lumber, cutstocks, glass, staircases, hardware and locks, cabinets, and screens, as well as molded door skins, and miscellaneous installation and other services. The company markets its products under the JELD-WEN brand; and various regional brands, such as Swedoor, DANA, Corinthian, Stegbar, and Trend. Its customers include wholesale distributors and retailers, as well as individual contractors and consumers. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

#5 - Walmart (NYSE:WMT)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $1,207,333,537.55
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 14
Volume of Shares Sold: 12,419,588
Who Sold Shares: Alice L Walton (Major Shareholder), David Chojnowski (SVP), Gregory S Foran (Insider), Jacqueline P Canney (Insider), Jeffrey J Gearhart (Insider), Jim C Walton (Major Shareholder), John R Furner (EVP) and S Robson Walton (Director)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Walmart (NYSE:WMT)

Walmart logoWalmart Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale operations in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. It operates supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, cash and carry stores, discount stores, drugstores, and convenience stores; membership-only warehouse clubs; e-commerce Websites, such as walmart.com, jet.com, hayneedle.com, shoes.com, moosejaw.com, modcloth.com, bonobos.com, and samsclub.com; and mobile commerce and voice-activated commerce applications. The company offers grocery products, including meat, produce, natural and organics, deli and bakery, dairy, frozen foods, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, floral and dry grocery, as well as consumables, such as health and beauty aids, baby products, household chemicals, paper goods, and pet supplies; and health and wellness products. It also provides electronics, cameras and supplies, photo processing services, wireless, movies, music, video games, and books; stationery, automotive, hardware and paint, sporting goods, and outdoor living and horticulture; apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants, as well as shoes, jewelry, and accessories; and home furnishings, housewares and small appliances, bedding, home decor, toys, fabrics, crafts, and seasonal merchandise, as well as brand name merchandise. In addition, the company offers fuel and financial services and related products, including money orders, prepaid cards, wire and money transfers, check cashing, and bill payment, as well as consumer credit services. It operates 11,700 stores and various e-commerce Websites under the 65 banners in 28 countries. The company was formerly known as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Walmart Inc. in February 2018. Walmart Inc. was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

#6 - GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $1,182,761,343.09
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 58
Volume of Shares Sold: 21,553,338
Who Sold Shares: Ah Kee Andrew Low (CRO), Arne Josefsberg (EVP), Auguste Goldman (SVP), Barbara J Rechterman (CMO), Barbara J Rechterman (Insider), Blake Irving (CEO), Blake Irving (Director), Fund Holdings LP Kkr (Major Shareholder), James M Carroll (EVP), Nima Kelly (EVP), Raymond E Winborne Jr (CFO), Rebecca Morrow (CAO), Rebecca Morrow (Insider), Rick Kimball (Director), Robert R Parsons (Director), Scott Wagner (COO) and Steven Aldrich (Insider)

Insider Trades by Quarter for GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY)

GoDaddy logoGoDaddy Inc. designs and develops cloud-based technology products for small businesses, Web design professionals, and individuals in the United States and internationally. It provides domain name registration product that enables to engage customers at the initial stage of establishing a digital identity; hosting products, such as shared Website hosting, Website hosting on virtual private servers and virtual dedicated servers, managed hosting, and security. The company also offers presence products, including GoCentral, an online tool that enables customers to build Websites and online stores; and a range of marketing tools designed to help businesses acquire and engage customers, as well as search engine optimization that helps customers get their Websites found on search sites. In addition, the company offers business application products, including Microsoft Office 365, email accounts, email marketing, and telephony services. GoDaddy Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

#7 - Hilton Grand Vacations (NYSE:HGV)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $1,140,975,000.00
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 1
Volume of Shares Sold: 24,750,000
Who Sold Shares: Tourism Group Co Ltd Hna (Major Shareholder)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Hilton Grand Vacations (NYSE:HGV)

Hilton Grand Vacations logoHilton Grand Vacations Inc., a timeshare company, develops, markets, sells, and manages timeshare resorts primarily under the Hilton Grand Vacations brand. The company operates in two segments, Real Estate Sales and Financing; and Resort Operations and Club Management. It sells vacation ownership intervals; manages resorts; operates a points-based vacation club; and finances and services loans provided to consumers for their timeshare purchases. The company also manages and operates the points-based Hilton Grand Vacations Club and Hilton Club exchange programs, which provides exchange, leisure travel, and reservation services to approximately 288,000 members, as well as engages in the rental of inventory made available due to ownership exchanges through its club programs. As of December 31, 2017, it had 48 resorts comprising 8,102 units located in the United States and Europe. Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

#8 - IQVIA (NYSE:IQV)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $899,974,542.48
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 11
Volume of Shares Sold: 8,819,085
Who Sold Shares: Ari Bousbib (Insider), Cpp Investment Board Private H (Major Shareholder), Jack M Greenberg (Director), James H Erlinger III (Insider), John Connaughton (Director), Michael J Evanisko (Director) and Robert Parks (Insider)

Insider Trades by Quarter for IQVIA (NYSE:IQV)

IQVIA logoIQVIA Holdings Inc. provides integrated information and technology-enabled healthcare services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. It operates through three segments: Commercial Solutions, Research & Development Solutions, and Integrated Engagement Services. The Commercial Solutions segment offers a range of cloud-based applications and related implementation, real-world insights, and reference information services; and strategic and implementation consulting services, such as advanced analytics and commercial processes outsourcing services. This segment also provides country level performance metrics related to sales of pharmaceutical products, prescribing trends, medical treatment, and promotional activity across various channels, including retail, hospital, and mail order to life science companies, and investment and financial sectors that deal with life science companies; and measurement of sales or prescribing activity at the regional, zip code, and individual prescriber level to pharmaceutical sales organizations. The Research & Development Solutions segment offers biopharmaceutical development services comprising project management and clinical monitoring, clinical trial support, and strategic planning and design services, as well as clinical trial, genomic, and bioanalytical laboratory services. The Integrated Engagement Services segment provides health care provider and patient engagement services, and scientific strategy and medical affairs services. The company serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device and diagnostic, and healthcare companies. IQVIA Holdings Inc. has a strategic alliance with MuleSoft, Inc. The company was formerly known as Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to IQVIA Holdings Inc. in November 2017. IQVIA Holdings Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.

#9 - Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $817,376,200.00
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 3
Volume of Shares Sold: 14,765,000
Who Sold Shares: Apollo Management Holdings Gp, (Major Shareholder) and Jason Montague (CEO)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Norwegian Cruise Line (NASDAQ:NCLH)

Norwegian Cruise Line logoNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) is a global cruise company. The Company operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The Company had 25 ships with approximately 50,400 Berths, as of May 1, 2017. The Company's brands offer itineraries to various destinations around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean, Alaska and Hawaii. The Company's brands offer various features, amenities, and activities, including various accommodations, multiple dining venues, bars and lounges, spa, casino and retail shopping areas and various entertainment choices. All the brands offer a selection of shore excursions at each port of call, as well as hotel packages for stays before or after a voyage. As of December 31, 2016, its Norwegian offered 14 ships that were purpose-built to deliver the Freestyle Cruising product, which offered freedom, flexibility and choice to its guests.

#10 - Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $753,529,795.05
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 4
Volume of Shares Sold: 4,200,054
Who Sold Shares: Alvin V Shoemaker (Director), Kimmarie Sinatra (EVP), Matt Maddox (President) and Stephen A Wynn (Major Shareholder)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN)

Wynn Resorts logoWynn Resorts, Limited develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. As of February 15, 2018, the company's Wynn Macau segment had approximately 273,000 square feet of casino space, which offered 316 table games and 988 slot machines, private gaming salons, sky casinos, and a poker pit; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 guest rooms and suites; 8 food and beverage outlets; 59,000 square feet of retail space; 31,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; recreation and leisure facilities comprising 2 health clubs, spas, a salon, and a pool; and a rotunda show, a Chinese zodiac-inspired ceiling. Its Wynn Palace segment had approximately 420,000 square feet of casino space that offers 323 table games and 1,115 slot machines, private gaming salons, and sky casinos; a luxury hotel with a total of 1,706 guest rooms, suites, and villas; 11 food and beverage outlets; 106,000 square feet of retail space; 37,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; recreation and leisure facilities, including a gondola ride, health club, spa, salon, and pool; and public attractions, such as a performance lake and floral art displays. The company's Las Vegas Operations segment had approximately 192,000 square feet of casino space, which provide 247 table games and 1,829 slot machines, private gaming salons, a sky casino, a poker room, and a race and sports book; 2 luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 guest rooms, suites, and villas; 33 food and beverage outlets; 110,000 square feet of retail space; 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; 3 nightclubs and a beach club; recreation and leisure facilities, including swimming pools, private cabanas, 2 full service spas and salons, and a wedding chapel; and Le Rêve-The Dream, a water-based theatrical production and a theater presenting entertainment productions and various headliner entertainment acts. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

#11 - Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $667,380,758.40
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 1
Volume of Shares Sold: 25,250,880
Who Sold Shares: Fund Holdings LP Kkr (Major Shareholder)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Gardner Denver (NYSE:GDI)

Gardner Denver logoGardner Denver Holdings, Inc. provides mission-critical flow control and compression equipment; and associated aftermarket parts, consumables, and services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through three segments: Industrials, Energy, and Medical. The Industrials segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services a range of air compression, vacuum, and blower products, as well as offers associated aftermarket parts, consumables, and services. Its products are used in process-critical applications, such as the operation of industrial air tools, vacuum packaging of food products, aeration of waste water, and others. This segment sells its products through an integrated network of direct sales representatives and independent distributors under the Gardner Denver, CompAir, Elmo Rietschle, Robuschi, and other brand names. The Energy segment engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of a range of displacement and liquid ring vacuum pumps, compressors and integrated systems, and engineered fluid loading and transfer equipment, as well as offers associated aftermarket parts, consumables, and services under the Gardner Denver, Nash, Emco Wheaton, and other brands. It serves customers in upstream, midstream, and downstream energy markets, as well as petrochemical processing, transportation, and general industrial sectors. The Medical segment designs, manufactures, and markets a range of specialized gas, liquid, and precision syringe pumps and compressors for use in oxygen therapy, blood dialysis, patient monitoring, laboratory sterilization and wound treatment, and other applications. This segment sells its products under the Thomas and other brands. Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

#12 - Black Knight (NYSE:BKI)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $618,870,000.00
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 2
Volume of Shares Sold: 13,000,000
Who Sold Shares: H Lee Equity Fund Vi Thomas (Director)

Insider Trades by Quarter for Black Knight (NYSE:BKI)

Black Knight logoBlack Knight, Inc. provides software, data, and analytics solutions to the mortgage and consumer loan, real estate, and capital market verticals primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Software Solutions, and Data and Analytics. The Software Solutions segment offers software and hosting solutions, including LoanSphere mortgage servicing platform, a software as a service application that automates loan servicing to the secondary mortgage market and investor reporting; and LoanSphere Bankruptcy and LoanSphere Foreclosure solutions, which are Web-based workflow information systems for managing and automating a range of workflow processes involving non-performing loans. It also provides LoanSphere Invoicing to organize images of paper documents within a particular file, capture information from imaged documents, manage invoices, and offer various users access to data needed for monitoring and process management. In addition, this segment provides LoanSphere Empower, which supports retail and wholesale loan originations; LoanSphere LendingSpace that supports correspondent loan originations; LoanSphere Exchange, a platform, which offers interconnected network of originators, agents, settlement services providers, and investors; Insight suite of solutions designed to help lenders meet loan quality and disclosure requirements; and eLending platform, which hosts a range of on-demand services that provide electronic document delivery, signature, closings, and post-close services accessible to lenders. The Data and Analytics segment offers services consisting of property, mortgage performance data, and multiple listing service; mortgage and real estate analytics; and enterprise business intelligence. The company was formerly known as Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. and changed its name to Black Knight, Inc. in October 2017. Black Knight, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

#13 - US Foods (NYSE:USFD)

Dollar Amount of Shares Sold: $580,801,471.26
Number of Insider Stock Sales in the Last 180 Days: 6
Volume of Shares Sold: 20,621,802
Who Sold Shares: David A Rickard (Insider), Jay Kvasnicka (Insider), John Anthony Lederer (Director), Pietro Satriano (CEO) and Usf Co-Investor No 2 LP Cdr (Major Shareholder)

Insider Trades by Quarter for US Foods (NYSE:USFD)

US Foods logoUS Foods Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, US Foods, Inc., markets and distributes fresh, frozen, and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers in the United States. Its customers include independently owned single and multi-unit restaurants, regional concepts, national restaurant chains, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and motels, country clubs, government and military organizations, colleges and universities, and retail locations. The company was formerly known as USF Holding Corp. and changed its name to US Foods Holding Corp. in February 2016. US Foods Holding Corp. is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois.







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