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STAA Insider Trading (STAAR Surgical)

Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.60%
Insider Buying (Last 12 Months): $0.00
Insider Selling (Last 12 Months): $19,381,768.98

STAAR Surgical Insider Trading History Chart

This chart shows the insider buying and selling history at STAAR Surgical by year and by quarter.

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STAAR Surgical Share Price & Price History

Current Price: $70.93
Price Change: Price Decrease of -2.61 (-3.55%)
As of 06/30/2022 01:00 AM ET

This chart shows the closing price history over time for STAA up to the past year.

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STAAR Surgical Insider Trading History

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
5/19/2022Caren L. MasonCEOSell35,000$57.49$2,012,150.0083,645View SEC Filing Icon  
3/21/2022James E. FranceseVPSell922$74.62$68,799.64View SEC Filing Icon  
3/14/2022James E. FranceseVPSell289$64.18$18,548.02View SEC Filing Icon  
12/14/2021Keith HollidayCTOSell6,000$89.57$537,420.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/18/2021Caren L. MasonCEOSell35,000$113.83$3,984,050.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/16/2021Caren L. MasonCEOSell35,000$114.20$3,997,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/4/2021Samuel J. GestenInsiderSell15,000$114.53$1,717,950.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/16/2021Patrick F. WilliamsCFOSell5,121$139.38$713,764.9825,619View SEC Filing Icon  
9/1/2021Hans-Martin BlickensdoerferVPSell26,194$157.61$4,128,436.3499,760View SEC Filing Icon  
8/18/2021James E. FranceseVPSell15,000$146.91$2,203,650.0057,630View SEC Filing Icon  
6/28/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell130,000$155.19$20,174,700.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/24/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell67,708$157.83$10,686,353.64View SEC Filing Icon  
6/18/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell13,236$152.59$2,019,681.24View SEC Filing Icon  
6/16/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell30,543$148.79$4,544,492.97View SEC Filing Icon  
6/14/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell21,895$147.79$3,235,862.05View SEC Filing Icon  
6/11/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell2,275$147.05$334,538.75View SEC Filing Icon  
6/1/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell1,014$146.36$148,409.04View SEC Filing Icon  
5/27/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell47,571$143.42$6,822,632.82View SEC Filing Icon  
5/12/2021Graydon C. HansenVPSell16,606$111.32$1,848,579.92
5/11/2021Caren L. MasonCEOSell107,000$115.29$12,336,030.00
5/10/2021James E. FranceseVPSell11,583$125.72$1,456,214.7654,788View SEC Filing Icon  
4/26/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell43,383$135.30$5,869,719.90View SEC Filing Icon  
4/22/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell20,669$130.34$2,693,997.46View SEC Filing Icon  
3/22/2021Jon K HayashidaVPSell1,103$96.37$106,296.119,691View SEC Filing Icon  
3/22/2021Samuel J. GestenInsiderSell1,032$96.37$99,453.8442,583View SEC Filing Icon  
3/3/2021Caren L. MasonCEOSell135,000$102.20$13,797,000.00
2/12/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell22,250$124.22$2,763,895.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/10/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell7,789$124.90$972,846.10View SEC Filing Icon  
2/8/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell144,838$122.28$17,710,790.64View SEC Filing Icon  
2/4/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell48,687$111.15$5,411,560.05View SEC Filing Icon  
2/2/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell1,589$110.32$175,298.48View SEC Filing Icon  
1/28/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell278,197$105.83$29,441,588.51View SEC Filing Icon  
1/26/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell347,000$102.33$35,508,510.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/12/2021Broadwood Partners, L.P.Major ShareholderSell60,000$89.28$5,356,800.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/23/2020Hans-Martin BlickensdoerferVPSell4,774$83.09$396,671.66140,106View SEC Filing Icon  
11/19/2020Hans-Martin BlickensdoerferVPSell14,007$82.03$1,148,994.21140,106View SEC Filing Icon  
11/9/2020Jon K HayashidaVPSell20,000$81.34$1,626,800.0020,994View SEC Filing Icon  
9/14/2020Keith HollidayCTOSell35,689$53.32$1,902,937.4829,733View SEC Filing Icon  
8/10/2020Jon K HayashidaVPSell41,602$51.22$2,130,854.4427,000View SEC Filing Icon  
6/15/2020Hans-Martin BlickensdoerferVPSell39,215$44.07$1,728,205.05147,165View SEC Filing Icon  
5/21/2020Samuel J. GestenInsiderSell192,522$40.00$7,700,880.0061,185View SEC Filing Icon  
5/15/2020Keith HollidayCTOSell25,000$37.69$942,250.0053,447View SEC Filing Icon  
5/11/2020Jon K HayashidaVPSell46,563$39.11$1,821,078.9332,088View SEC Filing Icon  
3/23/2020Jon K HayashidaVPSell2,813$26.83$75,472.7913,607View SEC Filing Icon  
3/23/2020Samuel J. GestenInsiderSell2,742$27.42$75,185.6442,873View SEC Filing Icon  
1/21/2020Deborah J AndrewsCFOSell106,604$42.20$4,498,688.8052,101View SEC Filing Icon  
12/5/2019Jon K HayashidaVPSell47,408$37.20$1,763,577.6053,658View SEC Filing Icon  
11/20/2019Graydon C. HansenVPSell17,083$35.02$598,246.66View SEC Filing Icon  
11/14/2019Deborah J AndrewsCFOSell4,167$34.68$144,511.5632,101View SEC Filing Icon  
11/14/2019Scott D BarnesInsiderSell1,583$34.93$55,294.1911,032View SEC Filing Icon  
11/4/2019Keith HollidayCTOSell2,100$35.00$73,500.0028,764View SEC Filing Icon  
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SEC Filings (Institutional Ownership Changes) for STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA)

89.93% of STAAR Surgical stock is owned by institutions. Institutional ownership can be a sign of analyst confidence in the fundamentals of the stock.

Institutional Buying and Selling by Quarter

This chart shows the instiutional buying and selling at STAA by year and by quarter.

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STAAR Surgical Institutional Trading History

Reporting DateHedge FundShares HeldMarket Value% of PortfolioQuarterly Change in SharesOwnership in CompanyDetails
6/30/2022Amalgamated Bank32,341$2.58M0.0%-4.5%0.068%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
6/7/2022Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky6,300$0.50M0.0%-7.4%0.013%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
6/7/2022Defender Capital LLC.387,857$31.06M10.8%+44.8%0.811%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
6/7/2022Bank of America Corp DE160,819$12.85M0.0%+17.2%0.336%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/27/2022Quantum Private Wealth LLC5,769$0.46M0.2%+3.0%0.012%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/26/2022Rice Hall James & Associates LLC33,995$2.72M0.1%N/A0.071%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/20/2022The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company 58,277$4.66M0.0%-24.2%0.122%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/18/2022BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA56,883$4.55M0.0%+91.8%0.119%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/17/2022Weiss Multi Strategy Advisers LLC10,000$0.80M0.0%+24.6%0.021%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/17/2022Advisors Asset Management Inc.15,935$1.27M0.0%-28.0%0.033%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/17/2022Portolan Capital Management LLC111,798$8.93M0.7%N/A0.234%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/17/2022Royal Bank of Canada182,401$14.58M0.0%-5.3%0.382%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/17/2022Eaton Vance Management12,184$0.97M0.0%+30,360.0%0.025%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/17/2022Ensign Peak Advisors Inc601,735$48.08M0.1%-22.5%1.259%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/17/2022Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC7,356$0.59M0.0%+2,665.4%0.015%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/17/2022Guggenheim Capital LLC8,614$0.69M0.0%-18.5%0.018%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022California State Teachers Retirement System52,748$4.22M0.0%-9.0%0.110%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022Goldman Sachs Group Inc.138,340$11.05M0.0%+4.9%0.289%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022PDT Partners LLC7,700$0.62M0.1%-82.5%0.016%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022Palo Alto Investors LP1,136,968$90.86M7.0%-0.3%2.378%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022State Street Corp1,570,063$125.46M0.0%+3.2%3.284%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022Cresset Asset Management LLC8,668$0.69M0.0%+29.9%0.018%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022Invesco Ltd.86,736$6.93M0.0%-7.7%0.181%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022UBS Group AG349$28K0.0%-97.9%0.001%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/16/2022Hsbc Holdings PLC4,978$0.40M0.0%-39.7%0.010%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Renaissance Technologies LLC140,000$11.19M0.0%+69.1%0.293%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board8,113$0.65M0.0%-40.6%0.017%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Northern Trust Corp625,394$49.98M0.0%-3.6%1.308%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc.393,913$31.48M0.0%+4.6%0.824%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Renaissance Group LLC19,547$1.56M0.1%N/A0.041%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Lazard Asset Management LLC684$54K0.0%+131.1%0.001%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Mariner LLC16,185$1.29M0.0%+4.5%0.034%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Clearbridge Investments LLC404,689$32.34M0.0%N/A0.846%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Prudential Financial Inc.39,597$3.16M0.0%+23.0%0.083%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022American International Group Inc.103,734$8.29M0.0%-1.4%0.217%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Bridgewater Associates LP68,626$5.48M0.0%+31.7%0.144%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Next Century Growth Investors LLC254,121$20.31M2.0%+93.0%0.532%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc.120,748$9.65M0.1%N/A0.253%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Covestor Ltd1,111$89K0.1%+162.6%0.002%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Loomis Sayles & Co. L P346,779$27.71M0.0%-1.9%0.725%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Vanguard Group Inc.5,093,250$407M0.0%+2.5%10.653%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Prudential PLC2,537$0.20M0.0%-66.4%0.005%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Allianz Asset Management GmbH152,530$12.19M0.0%+531.4%0.319%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Canada Pension Plan Investment Board2,800$0.22M0.0%+49.1%0.006%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Aviva PLC10,117$0.81M0.0%+37.5%0.021%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Sei Investments Co.34,774$2.76M0.0%+65.7%0.073%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Blair William & Co. IL8,706$0.70M0.0%+69.6%0.018%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/13/2022Dimensional Fund Advisors LP404,410$32.32M0.0%-1.1%0.846%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Yousif Capital Management LLC24,740$1.98M0.0%-3.2%0.052%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Great West Life Assurance Co. Can25,193$2.06M0.0%+7.1%0.053%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022BlackRock Inc.5,654,613$451.86M0.0%+0.6%11.827%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS17,445$1.39M0.0%+10.5%0.036%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Rhumbline Advisers139,573$11.15M0.0%+2.2%0.292%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Maryland Capital Management6,118$0.49M0.0%-3.4%0.013%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Panagora Asset Management Inc.40,130$3.21M0.0%+11.7%0.084%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY2,994$0.24M0.0%-85.1%0.006%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022MetLife Investment Management LLC55,689$4.45M0.0%+40.9%0.116%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Sit Investment Associates Inc.29,270$2.34M0.1%-11.8%0.061%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Eagle Asset Management Inc.248,370$19.85M0.1%+5.2%0.519%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022PNC Financial Services Group Inc.1,287$0.10M0.0%+18.6%0.003%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp154,720$12.36M0.0%-1.2%0.324%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/12/2022Lisanti Capital Growth LLC74,330$5.94M0.7%N/A0.155%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022King Luther Capital Management Corp116,400$9.30M0.0%+12.7%0.243%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022ACT Capital Management LLC238,100$19.03M20.1%-7.7%0.498%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022US Bancorp DE2,735$0.22M0.0%+23.5%0.006%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022American Century Companies Inc.6,951$0.57M0.0%-38.4%0.015%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022Bank of New York Mellon Corp514,847$41.14M0.0%+3.9%1.077%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022Nicholas Company Inc.63,175$5.05M0.1%N/A0.132%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022Handelsbanken Fonder AB7,100$0.57M0.0%-22.8%0.015%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022Raymond James & Associates12,704$1.02M0.0%+96.4%0.027%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ 3,777$0.30M0.0%-33.2%0.008%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.134,562$10.75M0.0%-1.0%0.281%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022WINTON GROUP Ltd3,307$0.26M0.0%+41.3%0.007%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/11/2022GSA Capital Partners LLP10,155$0.81M0.1%+200.0%0.021%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/10/2022Profund Advisors LLC3,819$0.31M0.0%-12.6%0.008%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/10/2022ProShare Advisors LLC13,649$1.09M0.0%-13.9%0.029%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/10/2022Meeder Asset Management Inc.1,345$0.11M0.0%+815.0%0.003%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/9/2022Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.3,830$0.31M0.0%-49.0%0.008%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/9/2022Principal Financial Group Inc.405,810$32.43M0.0%+18.8%0.849%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/9/2022Swiss National Bank90,000$7.19M0.0%+7.8%0.188%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/9/2022Duality Advisers LP4,163$0.33M0.0%N/A0.009%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/9/2022Teacher Retirement System of Texas7,756$0.62M0.0%+5.0%0.016%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/9/2022Qube Research & Technologies Ltd6,418$0.51M0.0%-84.5%0.013%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/6/2022Texas Permanent School Fund33,746$2.70M0.0%-1.7%0.071%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/6/2022AIA Group Ltd27,083$2.16M0.1%-61.3%0.057%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/6/2022TimesSquare Capital Management LLC306,300$24.48M0.3%-12.5%0.641%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/5/2022Rice Hall James & Associates LLC33,995$2.72M0.1%N/A0.071%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/5/2022Royce & Associates LP55,945$4.47M0.0%+1.3%0.117%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/5/2022Baillie Gifford & Co.5,246,674$419.26M0.3%-5.1%10.974%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/5/2022Aubrey Capital Management Ltd55,400$4.43M2.5%+23.1%0.116%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/5/2022New York State Common Retirement Fund48,720$3.89M0.0%-0.8%0.102%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/5/2022Russell Investments Group Ltd.30,360$2.47M0.0%+6.4%0.064%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2022California Public Employees Retirement System100,219$8.01M0.0%-4.7%0.210%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2022Advisor Group Holdings Inc.32,379$2.59M0.0%+21.3%0.068%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2022Prospera Financial Services Inc1,471$0.12M0.0%N/A0.003%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2022Stephens Inc. AR6,148$0.49M0.0%-4.7%0.013%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2022Ziegler Capital Management LLC122,545$9.79M0.4%+25.8%0.257%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2022Victory Capital Management Inc.76,686$5.90M0.0%+16.0%0.161%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/4/2022Envestnet Asset Management Inc.29,628$2.37M0.0%+46.1%0.062%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
5/3/2022Redmond Asset Management LLC22,325$1.78M0.5%+6.4%0.047%Search for SEC Filing on Google Icon
Data available starting January 2016

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STAAR Surgical logo
STAAR Surgical Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells implantable lenses for the eye, and companion delivery systems to deliver the lenses into the eye. The company provides Visian implantable Collamer lens product family (ICLs) to treat visual disorders, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia; and Hyperopic ICL, which treats far-sightedness. It also offers preloaded silicone cataract intraocular lenses and injector systems for use in cataract surgery. In addition, the company sells injector parts, and other related instruments and devices. It markets its products to health care providers, including ophthalmic surgeons, vision and surgical centers, hospitals, government facilities, and distributors, as well as products are primarily used by ophthalmologists. The company sells its products directly through its sales representatives in the United States, Japan, Germany, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Singapore, as well as through own representatives and independent distributors in China, Korea, India, France, Benelux, Italy, and internationally. STAAR Surgical Company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.
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Today's Range

Now: $70.93
Low: $69.21
High: $73.55

50 Day Range

MA: $63.29
Low: $50.24
High: $75.15

52 Week Range

Now: $70.93
Low: $49.03
High: $163.08

Volume

468,227 shs

Average Volume

499,779 shs

Market Capitalization

$3.39 billion

P/E Ratio

122.30

Dividend Yield

N/A

Beta

1.17

Who are the company insiders with the largest holdings of STAAR Surgical?

STAAR Surgical's top insider shareholders include:
  1. Hans-Martin Blickensdoerfer (VP)
  2. Caren L Mason (CEO)
  3. James E Francese (VP)
  4. Samuel J Gesten (Insider)
  5. Keith Holliday (CTO)
  6. Jon K Hayashida (VP)
  7. Patrick F Williams (CFO)
  8. Broadwood Partners, LP (Major Shareholder)
  9. Graydon C Hansen (VP)
Learn More about top insider investors at STAAR Surgical.
Former Lawyer Went From $50K To $5.3M Trading Options
Slaving away for 70 hrs a week as a lawyer in Chicago, I was miserable.

I ran into guys who worked the trading floor at the local exchange. I began trading the same way they did. I started out with $50K (much more than I needed, actually).

I grew my $50K into $5.3M
I'll show you how I did it here.