Insider Trading Alert - Groupon And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

Yesterday, July 5, 2013, 389 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $200.00 to $15,089,002.16.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Groupon (GRPN) - FREE Research Report

Raman Kal who is Chief Operating Officer at GROUPON INC bought 101,029 shares at $8.67 per share for a total value of $875,921.43 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 462,121 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 23.74% with the 101,029 share acquisition.

Schellhase David who is General Counsel at GROUPON INC bought 67,772 shares at $8.67 per share for a total value of $587,583.24 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the General Counsel owned 440,018 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 16.53% with the 67,772 share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $9.07, down $0.07, or 0.8% since the insider transactions.

The average volume for Groupon has been 16.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Groupon has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 84.16% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Groupon, Inc. operates as a local commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America and internationally. The company also offers deals on products for which it acts as the merchant of record. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Groupon a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Groupon as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Groupon Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vanguard Health Systems (VHS) - FREE Research Report

Willis Gary D who is SVP, Controller & CAO at VANGUARD HEALTH sold 1,284 shares at $20.80 per share for a total value of $26,707.20 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Controller & CAO owned 128,382 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.99% with the 1,284 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $20.76, up $0.05, or 0.24% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Vanguard Health Systems has been 816,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vanguard Health Systems has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. owns and operates acute care and specialty hospitals, and outpatient facilities in urban and suburban markets in the United States. Currently there are no analysts that rate Vanguard Health Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vanguard Health Systems as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Vanguard Health Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Facebook Inc Class A (FB) - FREE Research Report

Athwal Jas who is Chief Accounting Officer at FACEBOOK INC-A bought 1,719 shares at $12.11 per share for a total value of $3,027.50 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 352,367 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.49% with the 1,719 share acquisition.

Ebersman David A who is Chief Financial Officer at FACEBOOK INC-A sold 23,400 shares at $24.46 per share for a total value of $572,364.00 on July 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 4.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.51% with the 23,400 share sell-off.

Schroepfer Michael Todd who is Chief Technology Officer at FACEBOOK INC-A sold 66,314 shares at $12.41 per share for a total value of $1,117,152.00 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Technology Officer owned 2.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.94% with the 66,314 share sell-off.

Ullyot Theodore Warren who is VP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary at FACEBOOK INC-A bought 202,155 shares on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary owned 658,197 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 44.33% with the 202,155 share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $24.38, down $0.14, or 0.55% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for Facebook Inc Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 546,267
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.3 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.6 million

The average volume for Facebook Inc Class A has been 37.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Facebook Inc Class A has a market cap of $42.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. The company has a P/E ratio of 2441.0. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Facebook Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Facebook Inc Class A as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Facebook Inc Class A Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Patterson Companies (PDCO) - FREE Research Report

Gugino Ann B who is Vice President at PATTERSON COS bought 189 shares at $29.50 per share for a total value of $5,574.56 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 36,982 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.51% with the 189 share acquisition.

Hamm Ranell M who is Vice President at PATTERSON COS bought 96 shares at $29.50 per share for a total value of $2,831.52 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 16,030 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.6% with the 96 share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $38.12, up $0.38, or 1.01% since the insider transactions.

The average volume for Patterson Companies has been 687,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Patterson Companies has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 10.25% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Patterson Companies, Inc. distributes dental, veterinary, and rehabilitation supplies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.69%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Patterson Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Patterson Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Patterson Companies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RF Micro Devices (RFMD) - FREE Research Report

Creviston Steven E who is VP and Pres. Cellular Products at RF MICRO DEVICE sold 10,000 shares at $5.39 per share for a total value of $53,941.00 on July 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP and Pres. Cellular Products owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.94% with the 10,000 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $5.37, down $0.01, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RF Micro Devices go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 387,276
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 476,034

The average volume for RF Micro Devices has been 4.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. RF Micro Devices has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 19.64% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

RF Micro Devices, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets radio frequency (RF) components and compound semiconductor technologies primarily in the United States and Asia. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate RF Micro Devices a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RF Micro Devices as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full RF Micro Devices Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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