CEO Of Jacobs Engineering Group Trades $31M In Company Stock

Steven J Demetriou, CEO at Jacobs Engineering Group J, made a large buy and sell of company shares on November 17, according to a new SEC filing.

What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Steven J Demetriou exercised options to purchase 269,316 Jacobs Engineering Group shares at prices ranging from ($0.00) to $145.41 per share for a total of $9,020,089 on November 17. They then sold their shares on the same day in the open market. They sold at prices ranging from $145.23 to $146.73 to raise a total of $22,263,900 from the stock sale.

Following the transaction, Demetriou still owns 593,317 shares of Jacobs Engineering Group worth $87,282,863.00.

Jacobs Engineering Group shares are trading up 0.47% at $147.11 at the time of this writing on Monday morning.

The Importance of Insider Transactions

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.

In legal terms, an "insider" refers to any shareholder who owns at least 10% of a company. This can include executives in the c-suite and large hedge funds. These insiders are required to let the public know of their transactions via a Form 4 filing, which must be filed within two business days of the transaction.

When a company insider makes a new purchase, that is an indication that they expect the stock to rise.

Insider sells, on the other hand, can be made for a variety of reasons, and may not necessarily mean that the seller thinks the stock will go down.

Transaction Codes To Focus On

Investors prefer focusing on transactions that take place in the open market, indicated in Table I of the Form 4 filing. A P in Box 3 indicates a purchase, while S indicates a sale. Transaction code C indicates the conversion of an option, and transaction code A indicates the insider may have been forced to sell shares in order to receive compensation that had been promised upon being hired by the company.

Check Out The Full List Of Jacobs Engineering Group's Insider Trades.

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