Insider Trading Alert - Brown & Brown And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 5, 2013, 166 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1.00 to $287,182,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Brown & Brown (BRO) - FREE Research Report

Proctor H Palmer Jr who is Director at Brown & Brown bought 1,000 shares at $30.75 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,100 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.39% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.55, up $0.80, or 2.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brown & Brown go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 82,298

The average volume for Brown & Brown has been 699,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brown & Brown has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 22.27% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Brown & Brown, Inc. engages in the marketing and sale of insurance products and services in the United States. Its Retail division provides insurance products and services to commercial, public and quasi-public entity, professional, and individual customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.0. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Brown & Brown a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brown & Brown as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Brown & Brown Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Neustaetter Thomas M who is Director at Splunk sold 1,500 shares at $55.00 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 101,603 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.45% with the 1,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.24, up $2.24, or 3.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 109,161
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 402,411

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 90.87% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its deteriorating net income. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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DigitalGlobe (DGI) - FREE Research Report

Scott Walter S. who is EVP & Chief Technical Officer at DigitalGlobe sold 857 shares at $30.67 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Technical Officer owned 153,079 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.56% with the 857 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.22, up $0.55, or 1.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DigitalGlobe go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,358
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,078
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,318

The average volume for DigitalGlobe has been 573,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. DigitalGlobe has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 27% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

DigitalGlobe, Inc. provides commercial earth imagery products and services in the Americas and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Defense and Intelligence, and Commercial. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate DigitalGlobe a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DigitalGlobe as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust 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 DigitalGlobe Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Rovi (ROVI) - FREE Research Report

Halt Peter who is Cfo at Rovi sold 2,607 shares at $17.48 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 128,885 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.98% with the 2,607 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.79, up $0.31, or 1.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rovi go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,416
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,546

The average volume for Rovi has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rovi has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 14.19% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Rovi Corporation provides integrated solutions that enable the discovery, delivery, display, and monetization of digital entertainment. The company has a P/E ratio of 176.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Rovi a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rovi as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Rovi Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Taubman Centers (TCO) - FREE Research Report

Taubman Robert S who is President, CEO, AND Chair BOD at Taubman Centers bought 420 shares at $66.78 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, CEO, AND Chair BOD owned 5,445 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.36% with the 420 share transaction.

Taubman William S who is Chief Operating Officer at Taubman Centers bought 210 shares at $66.78 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 17,026 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.25% with the 210 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.61, up $1.83, or 2.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Taubman Centers go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,992

The average volume for Taubman Centers has been 564,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Taubman Centers has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 15.33% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Taubman Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned a 63% managing general partner's interest in The Taubman Realty Group Limited Partnership (the operating partnership). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.7. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Taubman Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Taubman Centers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Taubman Centers Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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