Insider Trading Alert - Middleby Corporation And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, 132 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $13.05 to $156,271,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Middleby Corporation (MIDD) - FREE Research Report

Bassoul Selim A who is CEO, Chairman, President at Middleby Corporation sold 3,874 shares at $191.89 on Sept. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO, Chairman, President owned 65,868 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.55% with the 3,874 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $197.90, up $6.01, or 3.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Middleby Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 150,543
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 216,955
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 228,780

The average volume for Middleby Corporation has been 86,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Middleby Corporation has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 53.09% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 28.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Middleby Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 Middleby Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vivus (VVUS) - FREE Research Report

Astrue Michael J who is Director at Vivus bought 10,000 shares at $11.96 on Sept. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.87, down $1.09, or 10.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vivus go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,000

The average volume for Vivus has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vivus has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 19.22% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

VIVUS, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes, and sexual health. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Vivus a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vivus as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Vivus Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NetSuite (N) - FREE Research Report

Goldberg Evan who is CTO & Chairman of the Board at NetSuite sold 3,026 shares at $99.35 on Sept. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the CTO & Chairman of the Board owned 2.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.11% with the 3,026 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $101.92, up $2.57, or 2.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NetSuite go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 53,351
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,351
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 136,483

The average volume for NetSuite has been 311,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. NetSuite has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 48.83% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

NetSuite Inc. provides cloud-based financials/enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate NetSuite a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NetSuite as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full NetSuite Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation (KS) - FREE Research Report

Nebel Randy J. who is Vice President/General Manager at KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation bought 1,000 shares at $42.09 on Sept. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President/General Manager owned 3,111 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.37% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.56, up $0.47, or 1.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,000

The average volume for KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation has been 394,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 90.45% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation engages in the production, sale, and export of unbleached kraft paper products and corrugated products in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.7. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Raymond James Financial (RJF) - FREE Research Report

Trocin Jeffrey E who is Executive Vice President - RJF at Raymond James Financial bought 137 shares at $35.72 on Sept. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President - RJF owned 106,086 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.13% with the 137 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.66, up $6.94, or 16.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Raymond James Financial go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,122

The average volume for Raymond James Financial has been 828,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Raymond James Financial has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Raymond James Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the underwriting, distribution, trading, and brokerage of equity and debt securities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.32%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Raymond James Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Raymond James Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Raymond James Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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