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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $96.61 to $8,962,610.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Microchip Technology (MCHP) - FREE Research Report

Little Mitchell R, who is VP, WW Sales and Appns. at Microchip Technology, sold 2,480 shares at $43.91 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, WW Sales and Appns. owned 10,110 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.7% with the 2,480-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.04, up $0.13, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microchip Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,067
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,067
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,106

The average volume for Microchip Technology has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microchip Technology has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 2.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Microchip Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Microchip Technology as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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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Universal Electronics (UEIC) - FREE Research Report

Kopaskie Mark S, who is Evp at Universal Electronics, sold 4,179 shares at $60.37 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 5,810 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 41.84% with the 4,179-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.19, down $0.18, or 0.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal Electronics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,628

The average volume for Universal Electronics has been 128,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Electronics has a market cap of $957.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 57.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Universal Electronics Inc. develops and manufactures pre-programmed universal wireless remote control products, audio-video accessories, and software for home entertainment systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Universal Electronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Universal Electronics as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) - FREE Research Report

Golleher George, who is Director at Sprouts Farmers Market, sold 20,000 shares at $32.05 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 205,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.89% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.65, down $0.40, or 1.26% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Sprouts Farmers Market has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sprouts Farmers Market has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 16.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the retail of natural and organic food in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Sprouts Farmers Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Sprouts Farmers Market as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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