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Insider Sells World Fuel Services Shares

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World Fuel Services Inc (NYSE:INT) was trading 1.1% lower from the previous closing price. Stebbins Paul H filed a Form 4 with the SEC on Friday, January 8. The insider sold 11,586 shares at $33.29 on Wednesday, Jan 06, and sold 38,414 shares at $33.48 on Thursday, Jan 07. . After the transactions, the executive's stake in World Fuel Services Inc. movedto 88,414 shares.

Why Insider Transactions Are Important?

Insider transactions shouldn't be used primarily to make an investing decision, however an insider transaction can be an important factor in the investing decision.

Insiders buying stock after a notable sell off can indicate an insider's long-term belief in the success of the company; insiders buying stock at new highs can be an indication the exec doesn't feel the stock is overvalued. Conversely, insiders who are selling stock at new lows can potentially indicate some kind of capitulation moment. Insiders selling at new highs can indicate that exec wants to "take some profit" and "lock in a gain."

Transaction Codes To Focus On

Investors prefer focusing on transactions which take place in the open market, indicated in the Form 4 with codes P for purchase and S for sale. An open-market transaction means the insider went into the market of their own volition and made an active decision about the potential path for a company and its stock moving forward.

Transaction codes other than P or S are often viewed with less conviction as they are often not tied to a decision by the exec. As an example, transaction code C indicates the conversion of an option. Transaction code A indicates the insider may have been forced to sell shares in order to receive compensation the exec was promised upon being hired by a company.

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