Insider Trading Alert - Monsanto Company And 3 Others Traded By Insiders

Monday, July 8, 2013, 142 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1.15 to $10,873,958.42.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Monsanto Company (MON) - FREE Research Report

Grant Hugh who is Chairman & CEO at MONSANTO CO-NEW bought 166,745 shares at $32.58 per share for a total value of $3,909,752.00 on July 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 507,627 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 39.62% with the 166,745 share acquisition.

Mizell Steven who is Exec. VP Human Resources at MONSANTO CO-NEW bought 78,976 shares at $74.39 per share for a total value of $6,886,467.65 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec. VP Human Resources owned 219,304 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 36.85% with the 78,976 share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $100.53, up $1.34, or 1.35% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for Monsanto Company go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 160
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,160

The average volume for Monsanto Company has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Monsanto Company has a market cap of $52.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Monsanto Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monsanto Company 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 stock price during the past year, 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 Monsanto Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Avery Dennison (AVY) - FREE Research Report

Scarborough Dean A who is Chairman, President and CEO at AVERY DENNISON sold 23,073 shares at $45.00 per share for a total value of $1,038,285.00 on July 8, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President and CEO owned 73,457 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.9% with the 23,073 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $45.41, up $0.48, or 1.07% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Avery Dennison has been 689,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Avery Dennison has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 28.67% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Avery Dennison Corporation engages in the production and sale of pressure-sensitive materials worldwide. Its Pressure-sensitive Materials segment offers pressure-sensitive label and packaging materials, graphics and graphic films, reflective products, and tapes and performance polymers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.61%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Avery Dennison a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Avery Dennison as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Avery Dennison Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Verisk Analytics (VRSK) - FREE Research Report

Coyne Frank J who is Director at VERISK ANALYTIC bought 413,288 shares at $20.69 per share for a total value of $8,277,000.00 on July 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 771,300 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 74.06% with the 413,288 share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $61.49, down $0.06, or 0.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Verisk Analytics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,924
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,798

The average volume for Verisk Analytics has been 714,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Verisk Analytics has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 20.13% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Verisk Analytics, Inc. provides proprietary data, analytics methods, and embedded decision support solutions for detecting fraud in property and casualty (P&C) insurance, financial, and healthcare industries primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.4. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Verisk Analytics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Verisk Analytics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Verisk Analytics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Middleby Corporation (MIDD) - FREE Research Report

Bassoul Selim A who is CEO, Chairman, President at MIDDLEBY CORP sold 23,464 shares at $177.26 per share for a total value of $4,172,612.84 on July 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO, Chairman, President owned 788,834 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.89% with the 23,464 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $181.30, up $0.67, or 0.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Middleby Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,047
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,872
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,017

The average volume for Middleby Corporation has been 94,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Middleby Corporation has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 39.65% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services commercial foodservice and food processing equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Middleby Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Middleby Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Middleby Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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