Insider Trading Alert - American Campus Communities And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 9, 2013, 121 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $226.97 to $156,248,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Campus Communities (ACC) - FREE Research Report

Dawson G Steven who is Director at American Campus Communities bought 5,000 shares at $34.00 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,465 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.78% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.50, up $0.50, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Campus Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 9,200
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,496
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,582

The average volume for American Campus Communities has been 796,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Campus Communities has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 25.38% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 71.8. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate American Campus Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Campus Communities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full American Campus Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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