Insider Trading Alert - Splunk And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $117.60 to $300,598,732.04.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Neustaetter Thomas M who is Director at Splunk sold 1,500 shares at $59.89 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 98,603 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.5% with the 1,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.63, up $0.74, or 1.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 215,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 314,940
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 360,411

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 111.34% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Noble Energy (NBL) - FREE Research Report

Edelman Thomas J who is Director at Noble Energy sold 8,000 shares at $67.77 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.51% with the 8,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.65, down $1.12, or 1.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Noble Energy go as follows:

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

The average volume for Noble Energy has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Noble Energy has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 32.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the United States, West Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Noble Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Noble Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Noble Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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TAL International Group (TAL) - FREE Research Report

Dunner Adrian who is Senior Vice President at TAL International Group sold 5,000 shares at $47.58 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 89,476 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.29% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.95, up $0.37, or 0.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for TAL International Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,066
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 110,151

The average volume for TAL International Group has been 390,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. TAL International Group has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 31.38% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TAL International Group, Inc. engages in leasing intermodal containers and chassis worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.76%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate TAL International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates TAL International Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 TAL International Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Citrix Systems (CTXS) - FREE Research Report

Demo Murray J who is Director at Citrix Systems sold 10,000 shares at $75.00 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 36,705 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.41% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.37, up $0.37, or 0.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Citrix Systems go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 67,285

The average volume for Citrix Systems has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Citrix Systems has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 16.32% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Citrix Systems, Inc. provides cloud computing solutions that enable information technology (IT) and service providers to build private and public clouds worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Enterprise and Online Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.7. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Citrix Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Citrix Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Citrix Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Semtech Corporation (SMTC) - FREE Research Report

Maheswaran Mohan who is President and CEO at Semtech Corporation sold 2,000 shares at $31.92 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 149,662 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.32% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.06, up $0.14, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Semtech Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,680
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,180
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 65,184

The average volume for Semtech Corporation has been 732,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Semtech Corporation has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 10.74% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Semtech Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed signal semiconductor products. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.5. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Semtech Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Semtech Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. 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 Semtech Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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