SOURCE: Form4Oracle

August 22, 2007 08:00 ET

Corporate Insiders Consider Recent Market Downturn as Strong Buying Opportunity, According to Form4Oracle

Survey Shows Dramatic Increase in Insider Buying Over the Past Four Weeks; The Ratio of Buyers to Sellers Is the Highest That It Has Been in the Past Four Years, Indicating a Strong Faith in the Market From Corporate Insiders

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Corporate insiders are more bullish than ever, despite the recent market downturn. During the four-week period from 07/21/07 to 08/17/07, the ratio of net buyers to sellers was 48%. This represents a 65% increase from the previous four weeks and, more importantly, the highest ratio ever measured by Form4Oracle during the past four years.

As a result of the recent market downturn, there are more buying opportunities than ever. The best way to identify these opportunities is through tracking the purchases and sales of corporate insiders. Form4Oracle (www.form4oracle.com), developers of an unrivaled search functionality that provides investors with the fastest and most comprehensive way to track insider trades, provides its subscribers with a real-time sentiment report that has identified over fifty investing opportunities during the past week based on insider buying patterns.

Prior to 2002, insiders could report their trades to the SEC up to 40 days after they occurred, which provided little value to investors who followed them. The SEC now requires insiders to disclose their trades within two business days on a "Form 4," providing investors with more timely information. Some recent buying opportunities identified by Form4Oracle include: Tyco Electronics, Yahoo Inc., Mylan Laboratories Inc., Barnes & Noble, and American Express.

"Insiders know their own company and marketspace better than anyone and are the best-qualified people to assess the future prospects for the stock. No one buys a stock thinking that its price will go down -- they do so to make money. Form4Oracle provides individual investors with comprehensive search capabilities, best-of-breed user tools, and an unparalleled investor sentiment report that allows users to quickly identify the most promising investment opportunities," says Alex Romayev, Form4Oracle co-founder.

While there is no guaranteed way to determine which companies stock will perform well, and which will not, the people best positioned to understand a company's growth prospects are the corporate insiders. During the recent weeks, corporate insiders have been sending a clear message with their investments that they believe the recent market downturn to be a strong buying opportunity.

About Form4Oracle, LLC

Form4Oracle, LLC (http://www.form4oracle.com) is a financial information company specializing in processing data submitted on Form 4 filings to the SEC and making it accessible to subscribers in easy-to-use and actionable form. The company provides search and analysis tools to financial professionals and individuals, allowing them to identify in real-time the small number of relevant insider trades out of the thousands reported each day.

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