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Featured below are companies that have experienced recent insider trading activity in the public market through their direct and indirect ownerships, including accounts they have control or direction over.

The list features insider transaction activity; it does not convey total ownership information as an insider may hold numerous accounts.

Keep in mind, when looking at transaction activities by insiders, purchasing activity may reflect perceived value in a security. Selling activity may or may not be related to a stock’s valuation; perhaps an insider needs to raise money for personal reasons. An insider’s total holdings should be considered because a sale may, in context, be insignificant if this person has a large remaining position in the company. I tend to put great weight on insider transaction activity when I see multiple insiders trading a company’s shares or units.

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Let’s begin the report featuring three securities that have had recent insider buying activity.

High Liner Foods Inc. (HLF-T)

On June 5, Rob Dexter, who sits on the board of directors, bought 10,000 shares at a price per share of $10.59, lifting his portfolio’s position to 479,116 shares.

Prior to that, fellow director Frank vanSchaayk acquired 400 shares at a cost per share of $10.65 on May 25, and accumulated 4,000 shares at a price per share of $10.80 on May 24. These transactions increased his account balance to 14,200 shares.

K-Bro Linen Inc. (KBL-T)

On June 4 and June 5, director Matthew Hills purchased a total of 2,500 shares at an average cost per share of approximately $35.37, increasing his portfolio’s position to 13,129 shares.

Martinrea International Inc. (MRE-T)

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On June 5, chief internal auditor Hany Morsy bought 2,000 shares at a price per share $15.09, increasing the account’s holdings to 23,750 shares.

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The following stock has had recent insider selling activity.

Royal Bank of Canada (RY-T)

On June 5, Doug McGregor, Group Head, RBC Capital Markets and RBC Investor & Treasury Services, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RBC Capital Markets, sold 15,000 shares at a price per share of $99.249, trimming his portfolio position to 76,175 shares.


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