The image below shows the recent insider transactions in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. stock (NYSE: CMG).

  • What is the difference between a "buy" and an "acquisition"?

  • What is the difference between a "sell" and a "disposition"?

Table of insider transactions

Source: https://ir.chipotle.com/insider-transactions

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You buy/sell shares when you exchange money for shares and vice versa.

You can also acquire/dispose shares through gifts, option exercises, margin calls, etc.

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    Okay, I get it now. Regarding the Chief Restaurant Officer's "sell" and "disposition" on 2021-04-12: He exercised his stock appreciation rights and got to buy 2826 shares at $582.77. He disposed of 1063 shares at $1550 per share to "pay" for those 2826 shares. He then sold the remaining 1763 shares at $1559.84 per share. Reference: Form 4.
    – Flux
    May 5, 2021 at 8:58

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