Insider Trading Alert - AGCO And 3 Others Traded By Insiders

Friday, July 5, 2013, 60 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $43.14 to $23,490,709.49.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

AGCO (AGCO) - FREE Research Report

Srinivasan Mallika who is Director at AGCO CORP bought 5.1 million shares at $16.67 per share for a total value of $25,000.00 on July 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5.8 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 760.92% with the 5.1 million share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $51.07, up $0.68, or 1.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AGCO go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,739
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,920
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,339
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,920
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 36,445

The average volume for AGCO has been 938,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. AGCO has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 2.59% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AGCO a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AGCO as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 AGCO Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PetSmart (PETM) - FREE Research Report

Thorn Bruce K who is SVP Store Ops and Services at PETSMART INC sold 10,010 shares at $68.25 per share for a total value of $683,182.50 on July 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP Store Ops and Services owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 10,010 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $68.97, up $0.54, or 0.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PetSmart go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,361
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,121
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,747

The average volume for PetSmart has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PetSmart has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 0.07% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

PetSmart, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate PetSmart a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PetSmart as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full PetSmart Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apollo Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Bishop Terri C who is Vice Chairman at APOLLO GROUP sold 818 shares at $18.08 per share for a total value of $14,789.44 on July 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 50,912 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.58% with the 818 share sell-off.

D'Amico Joseph Lawrence who is EVP & Advisor to the CEO at APOLLO GROUP sold 1,407 shares at $18.08 per share for a total value of $25,438.56 on July 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP & Advisor to the CEO owned 212,625 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.66% with the 1,407 share sell-off.

Langenbach Jeffrey G who is Chief Administrative Officer at APOLLO GROUP sold 1,076 shares at $18.08 per share for a total value of $19,454.08 on July 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Administrative Officer owned 26,006 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.97% with the 1,076 share sell-off.

Pepicello William John who is President-UOPX at APOLLO GROUP sold 939 shares at $18.08 per share for a total value of $16,977.12 on July 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the President-UOPX owned 63,967 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.45% with the 939 share sell-off.

Sperling Peter V who is Chairman of the Board at APOLLO GROUP bought 1.5 million shares at $6.03 per share for a total value of $3,579.84 on July 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 4.1 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 54.7% with the 1.5 million share acquisition.

Swartz Brian L who is SVP & CFO at APOLLO GROUP sold 748 shares at $18.08 per share for a total value of $13,523.84 on July 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP & CFO owned 95,692 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.78% with the 748 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $18.03, up $0.09, or 0.5% since the insider transactions.

The average volume for Apollo Group has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Group has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 14.24% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Apollo Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Group 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, attractive valuation levels 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Apollo Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SanDisk (SNDK) - FREE Research Report

Lego Catherine P who is Director at SANDISK CORP bought 310,504 shares at $28.20 per share for a total value of $507,675.60 on July 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 316,652 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1710.95% with the 310,504 share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $61.52, down $0.32, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SanDisk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,081
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,081
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,864

The average volume for SanDisk has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SanDisk has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 42.16% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sandisk Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets flash storage card products that are used in various consumer electronics products. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.0. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate SanDisk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SanDisk 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, 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 SanDisk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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