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Insider Trading Alert - VECO, K And RTN Traded By Insiders

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Friday, April 4, 2014, 72 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1.09 to $204,292,816.11.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Veeco Instruments (VECO) - FREE Research Report

Kiernan John P who is SVP Fin, Corp. Cntlr. & Treas. at Veeco Instruments sold 1,000 shares at $44.00 on April 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Fin, Corp. Cntlr. & Treas. owned 28,352 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.41% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.60, down $2.40, or 5.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Veeco Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,892
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,448
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,638

The average volume for Veeco Instruments has been 625,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Veeco Instruments has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 24.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Veeco Instruments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets thin film equipment to make light emitting diodes (LEDs), flexible organic LED (OLED) displays, hard-disk drives, solar cells, power semiconductors, and wireless components worldwide. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Veeco Instruments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Veeco Instruments as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Veeco Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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