Insider Trading: Facebook’s CFO Dumps $43 Million in Shares

Facebook’s stock has been on quite the tear since July essentially doubling from below $25 to a high of $55 in less than six months. As part of a pre-arranged plan, Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman has just sold nearly one million shares of stock Tuesday, representing 8.5% of his equity in the company according to the Wall Street Journal. Prior to today, Ebersman had relinquished a total of 901,000 shares in 2013 at a $30 million value.

While it’s never a great sign to see executives dumping company shares into the open market, given the high value of the stock compared to its IPO pricing, an organized sell-off was to be expected and Facebook investors seem to concur with the stock actually up over 4.5% to close today’s trading.

Facebook, Inc. (FB) – 11/13/2013

Facebook, Inc. Stock

Ebersman’s average exit price was now a handsome $47 per share after today’s sale.

Do you own Facebook’s stock? Are you a bull or a bear? Do you think it will continue to rise or is it time for you to take out some profits too?

Daniel Zeevi

By Daniel Zeevi

Daniel is a social network architect, web developer, infographic designer, writer, speaker and founder of DashBurst. Full-time futurist and part-time content curator, always on the hunt for disruptive new technology, creative art and web humor.