Insider Trading Alert - Mercadolibre And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 141 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $99.99 to $478,779,119.37.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Mercadolibre (MELI) - FREE Research Report

Osvaldo Gimenez who is Executive VP - Payments at Mercadolibre sold 1,400 shares at $128.69 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive VP - Payments owned 20,031 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.53% with the 1,400 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $125.44, down $3.25, or 2.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mercadolibre go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 294,496
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 305,396

The average volume for Mercadolibre has been 508,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 61.07% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. Its services are designed to provide users with mechanisms for buying, selling, paying, collecting, generating leads, and comparing listings through e-commerce transactions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mercadolibre as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Mercadolibre Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Universal Health Services (UHS) - FREE Research Report

Hotz Robert H who is Director at Universal Health Services sold 7,500 shares at $70.64 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 74,861 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.11% with the 7,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.24, up $1.60, or 2.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal Health Services go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 38,968

The average volume for Universal Health Services has been 622,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 48.29% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Universal Health Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Universal Health Services 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, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Universal Health Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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J.M. Smucker (SJM) - FREE Research Report

Knudsen Jeannette L who is Corporate Secretary at J.M. Smucker sold 300 shares at $108.00 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Corporate Secretary owned 13,032 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.25% with the 300 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $108.24, up $0.24, or 0.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for J.M. Smucker go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,931
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,197

The average volume for J.M. Smucker has been 525,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. J.M. Smucker has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 24.39% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The J. M. Smucker Company engages in manufacturing and marketing branded food products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Retail Coffee; U.S. Retail Consumer Foods; and International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate J.M. Smucker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates J.M. Smucker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full J.M. Smucker Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ross Stores (ROST) - FREE Research Report

Rentler Barbara who is President, Chief Merch Officer at Ross Stores sold 12,194 shares at $70.01 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Chief Merch Officer owned 392,973 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.01% with the 12,194 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.86, up $0.85, or 1.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ross Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Ross Stores has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ross Stores has a market cap of $15.2 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 30.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ross Stores, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores under the Ross Dress for Less and dd's DISCOUNTS brand names in the United States. It primarily offers apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Ross Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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

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Illinois Tool Works (ITW) - FREE Research Report

Larsen Michael M who is Svp & Cfo at Illinois Tool Works bought 7,000 shares at $74.25 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Svp & Cfo owned 14,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.35, up $1.10, or 1.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Illinois Tool Works go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,834

The average volume for Illinois Tool Works has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Illinois Tool Works has a market cap of $33.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 21.59% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells a range of industrial products and equipment worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Illinois Tool Works a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Illinois Tool Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Illinois Tool Works Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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