Insider Trading Alert - Alliant Techsystems 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:

Alliant Techsystems (ATK) - FREE Research Report

Martinez Roman Iv who is Director at Alliant Techsystems sold 100 shares at $96.47 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 100 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $97.20, up $0.73, or 0.75% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Alliant Techsystems has been 340,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliant Techsystems has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 54.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Alliant Techsystems Inc. engages in the provision of aerospace, defense, and commercial products to the U.S. government, allied nations, and prime contractors. The company also supplies ammunition and related accessories to law enforcement agencies and commercial customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Alliant Techsystems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alliant Techsystems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Alliant Techsystems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Navistar International (NAV) - FREE Research Report

Rachesky Mark H Md who is Director at Navistar International bought 415,101 shares at $34.03 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.61% with the 415,101 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.59, up $2.56, or 6.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Navistar International go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,370

The average volume for Navistar International has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Navistar International has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 59.39% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Manufacturer of medium and heavy diesel trucks, bus chassis replacement parts and diesel engines. Retail and wholesale financing and provides insurance. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Navistar International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Navistar International as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Navistar International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Penske Automotive Group (PAG) - FREE Research Report

Penske Roger S who is Chairman & CEO at Penske Automotive Group sold 234,452 shares at $40.92 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.45% with the 234,452 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.87, up $0.95, or 2.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Penske Automotive Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,909
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,909
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,409

The average volume for Penske Automotive Group has been 384,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Penske Automotive Group has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 37.99% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Bank Group (Agent, others): Equity Coverage: Products Currently Used: Product Ideas: Major Division: Key Products: Rating: The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Penske Automotive Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Penske Automotive Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 Penske Automotive Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Covance (CVD) - FREE Research Report

Barchi Robert who is Director at Covance sold 1,200 shares at $81.10 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,540 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.32% with the 1,200 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.22, up $3.12, or 3.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Covance go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 101,200
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 103,080

The average volume for Covance has been 292,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Covance has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 40.71% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

EB Contact = Nigel Brown, Head of Corp Dev and Strategy. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Covance a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Covance 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Covance Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Arch Capital Group (ACGL) - FREE Research Report

Lyons Mark Donald who is EVP,CFO & Treasurer at Arch Capital Group sold 10,000 shares at $53.18 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP,CFO & Treasurer owned 205,517 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.64% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.75, up $0.57, or 1.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Arch Capital Group go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,000

The average volume for Arch Capital Group has been 347,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Arch Capital Group has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 21.01% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Arch Capital Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Insurance and Reinsurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Arch Capital Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Arch Capital Group 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 and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Arch Capital Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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