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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.

Let's begin the report featuring two stocks that have had recent insider buying activity.

Empire Company Ltd. (EMP.A-T)

On Sept. 25, Sue Lee, who sits on the board of directors, purchased 3,000 shares at a cost per share of $23.59, increasing her portfolio’s position to 6,330 shares.

Interfor Corp. (IFP-T)

On Sept. 25, chief operating officer Ian Fillinger acquired 2,500 shares at a price per share of $18.907, lifting his account balance to 9,500 shares.

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The following three securities have had recent selling activity reported by insiders.

Canadian National Railway Company (CNR-T)

On Sept. 20, Kimberly Madigan, Vice-President – Human Resources, sold 5,400 shares at an average price per share of approximately U.S.$87.83, reducing her account balance to 18,664 shares.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM-T)

On Sept. 24, John Hountalas, senior executive vice-president and group head of commercial banking and wealth management, exercised his options and divested the corresponding total number of shares received (19,033) at an average price per share of approximately $124.57, eliminating his portfolio’s position. The proceeds received totaled over $2-million.

Last week, we reported that the president and chief executive officer Victor Dodig exercised his options and sold the corresponding number of shares received (16,000) at a price per share of $122.91 on Sept. 18, leaving 16,181 shares in his portfolio. Proceeds from the sale totaled nearly $2-million.

Linamar Corp. (LNR-T)

On Sept. 24, Sam Cocca, global vice-president – sales, business development and innovation, sold 3,000 shares at a price per share of U.S.$46.70, eliminating his account’s holdings.

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SymbolName% changeLast
CNR-T
Canadian National Railway Co.
-0.13%172.96
LNR-T
Linamar Corp
-0.71%71.36
IFP-T
Interfor Corp
+3.48%18.71
CM-T
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
-0.33%67.02
EMP-A-T
Empire Company Ltd
-0.77%33.35

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