On September 2nd, the SEC announced that the Insider Transactions Data Sets are available for download on sec.gov. Under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, senior executives, directors, and 10%+ shareholders (also referred to as insiders) must make initial and ongoing filings pertaining to their company stock holdings. This also includes the requirement that insiders report most of their transactions in the company’s stock.
The Insider Transactions Data Sets are derived from the eXtensible Markup Language-based (XML), fillable portion of Forms 3, 4 and 5. The data is presented unchanged from the “as-filed” submissions and in a flattened format to make data from reporting persons easily accessible to the pubic.
The Insider Transactions Data Sets and other publicly available data sets are accessible in the Data Library developed by the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). The DERA Data Library provides the public with a central reference location to access all data sets that DERA makes available.