Insider Trading Alert - Staples And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

Yesterday, July 3, 2013, 489 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $0.00 to $202,421,072.70.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Staples (SPLS) - FREE Research Report

Bacica Stephen J. who is SVP, Corporate Controller at STAPLES INC bought 15,337 shares on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Corporate Controller owned 25,026 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 158.29% with the 15,337 share acquisition.

Doody Joseph who is President, NA Commercial at STAPLES INC sold 12,149 shares at $16.04 per share for a total value of $194,869.96 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, NA Commercial owned 781,253 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.53% with the 12,149 share sell-off.

Komola Christine T who is Chief Financial Officer at STAPLES INC bought 23,721 shares at $6.42 per share for a total value of $30,299.56 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 158,089 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 16.25% with the 23,721 share acquisition.

Parneros Demos who is President, NA Stores & Online at STAPLES INC sold 204,258 shares at $10.16 per share for a total value of $2,358,095.04 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, NA Stores & Online owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.25% with the 204,258 share sell-off.

Sargent Ronald who is Chairman and CEO at STAPLES INC bought 1.0 million shares at $3.56 per share for a total value of $986,620.40 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 3.7 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 36.19% with the 1.0 million share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $15.90, down $0.40, or 2.45% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for Staples go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 84,325
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 84,325

The average volume for Staples has been 8.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Staples has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 42.98% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an office products company. It operates in three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.99%. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Staples a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Staples as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Staples Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) - FREE Research Report

Aigrain Jacques who is Director at LYONDELLBASEL-A sold 3,455 shares at $66.26 per share for a total value of $228,928.30 on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,868 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 41.51% with the 3,455 share sell-off.

Kleinman Scott who is Director at LYONDELLBASEL-A sold 1,321 shares at $66.26 per share for a total value of $87,529.46 on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,543 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.53% with the 1,321 share sell-off.

Smith Bruce A who is Director at LYONDELLBASEL-A sold 988 shares at $66.26 per share for a total value of $65,464.88 on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,876 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.24% with the 988 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $66.50, up $1.09, or 1.67% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for LyondellBasell Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 515
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,957
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,957

The average volume for LyondellBasell Industries has been 4.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LyondellBasell Industries has a market cap of $38.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 14.57% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V., together with its subsidiaries, manufacturers and sells chemicals and polymers; refines crude oil; produces gasoline blending components; and develops and licenses technologies for the production of polymers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LyondellBasell Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full LyondellBasell Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Allied World Assurance Company Holdings (AWH) - FREE Research Report

Carmilani Scott A who is President, CEO and Chairman at ALLIED WORLD AS bought 47,000 shares at $40.44 per share for a total value of $242,658.40 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, CEO and Chairman owned 770,678 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6.46% with the 47,000 share acquisition.

Knight W. Gordon who is President, AWACUS & AWNAC at ALLIED WORLD AS sold 750 shares at $91.42 per share for a total value of $68,565.00 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, AWACUS & AWNAC owned 23,681 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.07% with the 750 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $90.95, down $0.19, or 0.21% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for Allied World Assurance Company Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 200
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,250

The average volume for Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has been 186,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 15.66% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance and reinsurance solutions in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Labuan, and Singapore. The company operates through three segments: U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Allied World Assurance Company Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Allied World Assurance Company Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) - FREE Research Report

Farmer Ronald Harold who is Director at VALEANT PHARMA bought 293 shares on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,557 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.26% with the 293 share acquisition.

Melas Kyriazi Theo who is Director at VALEANT PHARMA bought 316 shares on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 215,657 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.15% with the 316 share acquisition.

Provencio Norma Ann who is Director at VALEANT PHARMA bought 422 shares on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 172,282 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.25% with the 422 share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $89.50, down $0.49, or 0.54% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,940
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,940
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,940
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,000

The average volume for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has a market cap of $29.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 50.56% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products and medical devices in the areas of neurology, dermatology, and branded generics. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.95%. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Valeant Pharmaceuticals International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Valeant Pharmaceuticals International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Pier 1 Imports (PIR) - FREE Research Report

Babrowski Claire H who is Director at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 132 shares at $23.73 per share for a total value of $3,125.00 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,395 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.1% with the 132 share acquisition.

Benkel Michael R who is Exec VP-Planning & Allocations at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 67 shares at $23.73 per share for a total value of $1,586.56 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec VP-Planning & Allocations owned 98,698 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.07% with the 67 share acquisition.

Carter Michael A who is Sr. Vice Pres./General Counsel at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 122 shares at $23.73 per share for a total value of $2,884.62 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice Pres./General Counsel owned 144,902 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.08% with the 122 share acquisition.

Coffey Laura A who is Sr. Vice President - BD & SP at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 53 shares at $23.73 per share for a total value of $1,250.00 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President - BD & SP owned 72,564 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.07% with the 53 share acquisition.

David Catherine who is Exec. Vice Pres.-Merchandising at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 169 shares at $23.73 per share for a total value of $4,000.00 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec. Vice Pres.-Merchandising owned 118,362 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.14% with the 169 share acquisition.

Humenesky Gregory who is Exec Vice Pres/Human Resources at PIER 1 IMPORTS sold 61,553 shares at $13.73 per share for a total value of $937,412.00 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec Vice Pres/Human Resources owned 395,254 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.52% with the 61,553 share sell-off.

Leite Sharon M who is Exec. Vice President - Stores at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 42 shares at $23.73 per share for a total value of $1,000.00 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec. Vice President - Stores owned 93,033 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.05% with the 42 share acquisition.

Ramirez Darla D who is Principal Accounting Officer at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 26 shares at $23.73 per share for a total value of $625.00 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Principal Accounting Officer owned 17,359 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.15% with the 26 share acquisition.

Smith Alex who is President & CEO at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 990,960 shares at $11.87 per share for a total value of $12,019.22 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 1.8 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 130.04% with the 990,960 share acquisition.

Smith Cece who is Director at PIER 1 IMPORTS bought 768 shares at $23.73 per share for a total value of $18,229.16 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 242,501 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.32% with the 768 share acquisition.

Turner Charles H who is Sr. Exec. Vice President & CFO at PIER 1 IMPORTS sold 22,885 shares at $17.62 per share for a total value of $382,734.62 on June 28, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. Exec. Vice President & CFO owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.02% with the 22,885 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $23.44, up $0.29, or 1.25% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for Pier 1 Imports go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,617
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,617

The average volume for Pier 1 Imports has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pier 1 Imports has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 15.75% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. operates as an importer and specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts. The company is also involved in e-commerce business. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Pier 1 Imports a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pier 1 Imports as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Pier 1 Imports Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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