Insider Trading Alert - Stifel Financial 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:

Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Burkemper Bernard N who is Controller at Stifel Financial sold 4,949 shares at $41.02 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Controller owned 28,496 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.8% with the 4,949 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.68, up $1.66, or 3.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 218,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 243,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 245,500

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 464,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stifel Financial has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 28.53% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Company is principally engaged in retail brokerage, securities trading, investment banking, investment advisory and related financial services. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Stifel Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stifel Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Stifel Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Qualcomm (QCOM) - FREE Research Report

Lederer James P who is Executive Vice President at Qualcomm sold 1,556 shares at $68.00 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 3,918 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.43% with the 1,556 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.72, up $1.72, or 2.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Qualcomm go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,885
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,139
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 56,448

The average volume for Qualcomm has been 12.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Qualcomm has a market cap of $116.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 9.96% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital telecommunications products and services. It operates in four segments: QCT, QTL, QWI, and QSI. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Qualcomm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Qualcomm as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Qualcomm Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Northeast Utilities (NU) - FREE Research Report

Nolan Joseph R Jr who is SVP-Corporate Relations at Northeast Utilities sold 2,000 shares at $40.43 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP-Corporate Relations owned 54,168 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.56% with the 2,000 share transaction.

Buth Jay S. who is VP, Controller, Chief Acct Off at Northeast Utilities sold 433 shares at $40.27 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Controller, Chief Acct Off owned 15,024 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.8% with the 433 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.66, up $0.39, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Northeast Utilities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,747
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,747
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,747

The average volume for Northeast Utilities has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Northeast Utilities has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 4.04% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Northeast Utilities, a public utility company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy delivery business. It operates in four segments: Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission, Natural Gas Distribution, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Northeast Utilities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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Protective Life (PL) - FREE Research Report

Adams D Scott who is Sr Vp, Chief Human Resources at Protective Life sold 1,000 shares at $42.61 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr Vp, Chief Human Resources owned 44,013 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.22% with the 1,000 share transaction.

Temple Michael Gus who is EVP, Chief Risk Ofc. at Protective Life bought 2,500 shares at $42.87 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Risk Ofc. owned 12,490 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.03% with the 2,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.82, up $0.95, or 2.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Protective Life go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,500

The average volume for Protective Life has been 416,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Protective Life has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 50.94% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Protective Life Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services primarily in the United States. The company engages in the production, distribution, and administration of insurance and retirement products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Protective Life a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Protective Life as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Protective Life Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Steven Madden (SHOO) - FREE Research Report

Migliorini Peter who is Director at Steven Madden sold 2,250 shares at $55.11 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,098 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 51.75% with the 2,250 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.25, up $0.14, or 0.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Steven Madden go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,937
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,937

The average volume for Steven Madden has been 294,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Steven Madden has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 30.35% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Steven Madden, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, sources, markets, and sells fashion-forward name brand and private label footwear for women, men, and children. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Steven Madden a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Steven Madden 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, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Steven Madden Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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