U.S. markets closed
  • S&P 500

    4,232.60
    +30.98 (+0.74%)
     
  • Dow 30

    34,777.76
    +229.26 (+0.66%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    13,752.24
    +119.44 (+0.88%)
     
  • Russell 2000

    2,271.63
    +30.21 (+1.35%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    64.82
    -0.08 (-0.12%)
     
  • Gold

    1,832.00
    +0.70 (+0.04%)
     
  • Silver

    27.57
    +0.09 (+0.32%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.2167
    +0.0098 (+0.82%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.5770
    +0.0160 (+1.02%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3990
    +0.0098 (+0.70%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    108.5400
    -0.5450 (-0.50%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    57,670.47
    -1,450.43 (-2.45%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,480.07
    +44.29 (+3.08%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,129.71
    +53.54 (+0.76%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    29,357.82
    +26.42 (+0.09%)
     

Insider Buys Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund Stock

Benzinga Insights
·2 min read

Caraher Scott C. filed a Form 4 with the SEC on Thursday, March 11. The insider bought 10,000 shares of Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund (NYSE:JQC)at an average price of $6.51. After the transaction, the executive's stake in Nuveen Credit Strat Inc Inc. moved to 21,000 shares. Shares of Nuveen Credit Strategies Income Fund rose by 0.5% from the previous closing price.

The Importance of Insider Transactions

While transactions from an insider shouldn't be used as the sole item to make an investment or trading decision, an insider buying or selling stock in their company can be a good added factor that leads to more conviction in a decision.

When an insider buys stock after an important sell off, that can indicate the insider's faith in the success of the organization. Henceforth, if the stock is bought at new highs, it might be because the insider feels that the stock is not overvalued. Insiders who sell stock at new lows could be anticipating some capitulation moment. If the insider sells at new highs, it could point to the intention to "take some profit" and "lock in a gain."

Transaction Codes To Focus On

Wall Street tends to focus on insider transactions which take place in the open market, viewed inside a Form 4 filing via codes P for purchase and S for sale. If the transaction was an open-market transaction, that means that the insider made a conscious decision for the company's 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.

Price Action
Price Action

See more from Benzinga

© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.