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Red Flags Emerge in U.S. Stocks With Insiders Rushing to Sell

  • Sell-buy ratio is poised for highest since early 2017
  • Retreat comes as S&P 500 valuations stay stretched amid bounce
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The list of warning signs for the rally that pushed U.S. stocks to another record is growing longer.

As the S&P 500 Index embarked on a torrid four-day advance, corporate executives and officers have stepped up selling shares in their own companies -- so much so that there were five insider sales for every one buy, according to data compiled by Washington Service. That’s poised to be the highest since early 2017.