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Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $850.00 to $69,000,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Strategic Hotels & Resorts (BEE) - FREE Research Report

Morefield Diane M, who is Evp & Cfo at Strategic Hotels & Resorts, sold 100,000 shares at $12.59 on Nov. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 83,074 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 54.62% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.64, up $0.05, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Strategic Hotels & Resorts go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 76,424
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 76,424
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 76,424

The average volume for Strategic Hotels & Resorts has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Strategic Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 32.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is owner and asset manager of the highest quality portfolio of upper-upscale and luxury hotels and resorts. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Strategic Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Strategic Hotels & Resorts as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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Costco Wholesale (COST) - FREE Research Report

Murphy James P., who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale, sold 8,777 shares at $136.82 on Nov. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 62,669 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.28% with the 8,777-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $136.40, down $0.42, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 47,474
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 76,663
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 108,731

The average volume for Costco Wholesale has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $60.0 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 15.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.5. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Costco Wholesale a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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rates Costco Wholesale as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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KLA-Tencor (KLAC) - FREE Research Report

Bell Bobby R, who is Executive Vice President at KLA-Tencor, sold 5,204 shares at $80.32 on Nov. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 24,747 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.38% with the 5,204-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $80.50, up $0.18, or 0.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KLA-Tencor go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,894
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,894
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,374

The average volume for KLA-Tencor has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. KLA-Tencor has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 24.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.47%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate KLA-Tencor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates KLA-Tencor as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

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