Insider Trading Alert - Ross Stores And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2013, 135 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $375.00 to $6,781,627.44.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ross Stores (ROST) - FREE Research Report

Rentler Barbara who is President, Chief Merch Officer at Ross Stores sold 25,000 shares at $68.56 on Sept. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Chief Merch Officer owned 405,167 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.81% with the 25,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.49, up $0.93, or 1.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ross Stores go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,785

The average volume for Ross Stores has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ross Stores has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 25.99% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Ross Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ross Stores 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ross Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) - FREE Research Report

Kelly Jeffrey D who is Evp & Cfo at RenaissanceRe Holdings sold 8,000 shares at $88.06 on Sept. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 83,464 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.75% with the 8,000 share transaction.

Todd Rider Fonner who is Svp & Cio at RenaissanceRe Holdings sold 2,000 shares at $87.79 on Sept. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Svp & Cio owned 70,829 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.75% with the 2,000 share transaction.

Dutt Aditya who is President, Ventures at RenaissanceRe Holdings sold 8,000 shares at $88.06 on Sept. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Ventures owned 60,915 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.61% with the 8,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $87.15, down $0.91, or 1.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RenaissanceRe Holdings go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37,644

The average volume for RenaissanceRe Holdings has been 437,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. RenaissanceRe Holdings has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 7.72% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance coverages and related services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate RenaissanceRe Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RenaissanceRe Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full RenaissanceRe Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) - FREE Research Report

Van Buskirk Robert M who is Director at Ubiquiti Networks sold 20,831 shares at $35.00 on Sept. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,169 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 41.66% with the 20,831 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.40, down $1.60, or 4.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ubiquiti Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 571,464
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7.1 million

The average volume for Ubiquiti Networks has been 483,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ubiquiti Networks has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 181.22% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., a communications technology company, together with its subsidiaries, offers a portfolio of communications networking products and solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.5. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Ubiquiti Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ubiquiti Networks as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Ubiquiti Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Himelfarb Richard J who is Director at Stifel Financial sold 30,000 shares at $39.99 on Sept. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 292,530 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.3% with the 30,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.98, up $0.99, or 2.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 213,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 213,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 215,500

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 467,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stifel Financial has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 27.21% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Stifel Financial Corp., a financial holding company, provides retail and institutional brokerage, and investment banking services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Stifel Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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Spectra Energy (SE) - FREE Research Report

Yardley William T. who is Pres, US Transmission&Storage at Spectra Energy sold 18,000 shares at $32.89 on Sept. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres, US Transmission&Storage owned 37,497 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.43% with the 18,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.66, down $0.23, or 0.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Spectra Energy go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,500

The average volume for Spectra Energy has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Spectra Energy has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 19.98% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Spectra Energy Corp, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in North America. The company's U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Spectra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Spectra Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Spectra Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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