GuruFocus data shows that Marc Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce Inc ( CRM), sold 2300 shares on February 20, 2016.
Insiders selling shares can cause investors concern. This could indicate that insiders have become bearish about the shares of their company’s stock. Investors should pay close attention to insiders’ ability to determine the company’s value. We’ll take a closer look at the insider sale to determine if Salesforce Inc is worthy of some skeptical investors.
Marc Benioff trades
Marc Benioff sold 2207585 shares over the last year.
Marc Benioff may have been buying stock in the company for a long time. Contrary to what was expected, this could be a good sign for stock. Insiders selling frequently could indicate that their company has a large number of stock options for executives. Executives will sell some shares to raise cash. It is possible, however, that insiders became more bearish about the stock. Insider selling should not be taken lightly by investors.
Trends from the inside
One insider selling doesn’t necessarily mean other insiders have a bearish view of the stock. Is the stock being sold by other insiders? Or have top company executives and owners bought more recently?
Salesforce Inc’s insider transactions history shows that there were 0 insider buys over the last year. During the same period, 302 insider sales were made.
Marc Benioff isn’t the only insider selling shares lately; there are other insiders selling more than buying, which can be troubling for investors. We should remember that insiders can sell shares for many reasons. A high level of insider sales could indicate a negative sign or neutral, depending upon the motivation behind it.
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