The sale of stock by company insiders can be of great significant or have little meaning at all. A recent release of the newsletter Crosscurrents noted that insider sales of Microsoft (MSFT -0.23%), Oracle (ORCL 2.37%), and Qualcomm (QCOM 0.79%) have been unusually high lately. While the absolute numbers are small, the ratio is fairly drastic.
In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses if this should be a warning sign for these companies, the technology sector, or the market as a whole. He then looks at some of the regulations that impact insider selling and helps to put these figures in context.