Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) are some of the hottest stocks on the market. Though shares of the iPhone maker were depressed for the past several months, the stock is gaining momentum once again, thanks to solid Q2 results, increased dividend, increased stock buyback program and the 7-to-1 stock split. Insiderslab.com takes a look at the 10 latest insider trades in Apple, Facebook and Plug Power. Though there could be several reasons company insiders offload their stakes, it usually shows how the company insiders such as CEOs, CFOs and directors feel about the company’s future.
Apple executives have been offloading shares
The chart below shows that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) insiders have sold shares of the company in almost every month since May, 2013. But insiders at the iPhone maker have bought shares only occasionally. Apple’s VP, Corporate Controller Luca Maestri has been the most frequent trader since April 15. Maestri purchased 1,794 shares of the company on April 15. He sold 267 shares at $568.89, 200 shares at $562.19, 100 shares at $565.30 and 300 shares at $567.28.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s SVP Craig Federighi bought 1,250 shares of the company, and 629 shares at $517.96 apiece. Both of Craig’s transactions took place on April 15. On the other hand, Daniel Riccio sold 616 shares of the company on April 22 in three different transactions.
Facebook insiders selling their holdings like crazy
A quick look at Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s insider trading shows that executives at the social media company have been aggressively selling their holdings. Talking about the 10 latest insider transactions at Facebook, only one executive Sheryl Sandberg bought shares of the company, though she also offloaded a big chunk of her holdings. Sandberg purchased 74,940 Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares on April 15. But she has collectively sold 322,446 Facebook shares in the last two weeks of April in different transactions.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer sold 59,952 share on April 15, CFO David Ebersman offloaded 35,100 Facebook shares between April 15 and April 30 in three different transactions. Meanwhile, chief accounting officer Jas Athwal sold 3,000 class-A shares at $60.42 apiece on May 1.
Plug Power insiders seem to be confident about its future
Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) has been one of the most volatile stocks in the U.S. And the company insiders seem to be confident about its future. On April 1, 2014, 10 insider trades took place. Surprisingly, 9 of those trades were purchases. Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) director Douglas Hickey sold 912 shares, though he purchased another 912 in a different transaction.