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I don't understand something about an insider transaction report.

According to this report an insider sold 40000 shares on 2003/12/24. But when I look at publicly available volume data for that date, the volume is only 1000.

How is that possible? Shouldn't the volume be at least 40000 shares?

  • Are you sure the volume is not in thousands/millions? – littleadv Jan 11 '15 at 11:04
  • Yes I am very sure. I thought am I missing sth? – user22463 Jan 11 '15 at 11:06
  • Can you provide a link? – littleadv Jan 11 '15 at 11:11
  • openinsider.com/search?q=FARM ---SEE THE TRANSACTIONS BELOW ON DATE 12/24/2003 AND ALSO CHECK THE VOLUME AT finance.yahoo.com/q/… – user22463 Jan 11 '15 at 11:20
  • It looks like options execution, not a real trade. In any case, volume represents trading on the stock exchange, but insiders may be selling directly to the company, not through an exchange. – littleadv Jan 11 '15 at 11:27

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