Insider Trading Alert - Stifel Financial And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 12, 2013, 127 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $200.00 to $1,099,500,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Mulroy Thomas P who is Director at Stifel Financial sold 17,000 shares at $42.92 on Sept. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 237,769 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.67% with the 17,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.97, down $0.95, or 2.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 71,949
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 258,449
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 260,449

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 477,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stifel Financial has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 32.97% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 23.0. 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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Pandora Media (P) - FREE Research Report

Gotcher Peter C who is Director at Pandora Media sold 62,614 shares at $21.18 on Sept. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.19% with the 62,614 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.93, up $2.75, or 11.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pandora Media go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 85,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 305,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 532,834

The average volume for Pandora Media has been 7.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pandora Media has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 161.11% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pandora Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Pandora Media 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 10 shares at $69.71 on Sept. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 90 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10% with the 10 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.80, down $0.91, or 1.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Qualcomm go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,441
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,695
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 58,004

The average volume for Qualcomm has been 12.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Qualcomm has a market cap of $116.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 10.07% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 18.2. 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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Laredo Petroleum Holdings (LPI) - FREE Research Report

Schuyler Jerry R who is Senior Advisor at Laredo Petroleum Holdings sold 7,000 shares at $26.76 on Sept. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Advisor owned 446,223 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.54% with the 7,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.28, up $0.52, or 1.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Laredo Petroleum Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,000

The average volume for Laredo Petroleum Holdings has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Laredo Petroleum Holdings has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 51.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc., an independent energy company, focuses on the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 88.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Laredo Petroleum Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Laredo Petroleum Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Laredo Petroleum Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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URS Corporation (URS) - FREE Research Report

Jandegian Gary V who is President IE Div., Vice Pres. at URS Corporation sold 4,000 shares at $50.70 on Sept. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the President IE Div., Vice Pres. owned 82,808 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.61% with the 4,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.32, up $1.62, or 3.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for URS Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 43,585
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 102,835
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 141,391

The average volume for URS Corporation has been 654,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. URS Corporation has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 28.71% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

URS Corporation provides engineering, construction, and technical services to public agencies and private sector clients worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate URS Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates URS Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full URS Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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