Insider Trading Alert - Great Plains Energy 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:

Great Plains Energy (GXP) - FREE Research Report

Sherman John J who is Director at Great Plains Energy bought 20,000 shares at $21.63 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 42,485 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 88.95% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.79, up $0.16, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Great Plains Energy go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,600

The average volume for Great Plains Energy has been 918,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Great Plains Energy has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 5.81% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It also provides regulated steam services in St. Joseph, Missouri. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Great Plains Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Great Plains Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity 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 Great Plains Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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J.M. Smucker (SJM) - FREE Research Report

Belgya Mark R who is Sr. VP & CFO at J.M. Smucker sold 5,957 shares at $106.05 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP & CFO owned 50,858 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.48% with the 5,957 share transaction.

Denman John W who is Vice President, Controller at J.M. Smucker sold 200 shares at $106.75 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President, Controller owned 19,049 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.04% with the 200 share transaction.

Brown James A who is Vice President at J.M. Smucker sold 800 shares at $105.96 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 3,230 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.85% with the 800 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $106.30, up $0.34, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for J.M. Smucker go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,397
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,997

The average volume for J.M. Smucker has been 537,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. J.M. Smucker has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 23.82% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The J. M. Smucker Company engages in manufacturing and marketing branded food products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Retail Coffee; U.S. Retail Consumer Foods; and International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate J.M. Smucker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates J.M. Smucker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full J.M. Smucker Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Acacia Research Coroporation (ACTG) - FREE Research Report

Deboom Fred A who is Director at Acacia Research Coroporation sold 2,000 shares at $22.27 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 70,549 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.76% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.32, up $0.05, or 0.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Acacia Research Coroporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,768
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 98,657
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 130,435

The average volume for Acacia Research Coroporation has been 638,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Acacia Research Coroporation has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 12.51% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Acacia Research Corporation, through its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, licenses, and enforces patented technologies in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.23%. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Acacia Research Coroporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Acacia Research Coroporation as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Acacia Research Coroporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT) - FREE Research Report

Zhou Jessica who is General Counsel & VP at Ubiquiti Networks sold 5,561 shares at $35.01 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the General Counsel & VP owned 104,439 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.06% with the 5,561 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.91, down $2.10, or 6.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ubiquiti Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,831
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,831
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7.1 million

The average volume for Ubiquiti Networks has been 526,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ubiquiti Networks has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 167.87% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 35.7. 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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Guidewire Software (GWRE) - FREE Research Report

Branson Kenneth W who is Director at Guidewire Software sold 25,000 shares at $46.57 on Sept. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 621,532 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.87% with the 25,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.68, down $1.89, or 4.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Guidewire Software go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 293,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 797,407

The average volume for Guidewire Software has been 456,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Guidewire Software has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 45.32% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Guidewire Software, Inc. provides system software to the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry primarily in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 69.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Guidewire Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Guidewire Software 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 notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Guidewire Software Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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