Insider Trading Alert - Union Pacific 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:

Union Pacific (UNP) - FREE Research Report

Knight Robert M Jr who is Evp Finance & Cfo Upc at Union Pacific sold 10,000 shares at $160.00 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp Finance & Cfo Upc owned 142,683 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.55% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $158.67, down $1.33, or 0.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Union Pacific go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,519
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,132

The average volume for Union Pacific has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Union Pacific has a market cap of $74.6 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 26.91% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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Opko Health (OPK) - FREE Research Report

Frost Phillip Md Et Al who is CEO & Chairman at Opko Health bought 20,000 shares at $8.30 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO & Chairman owned 136.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.01% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.44, up $0.14, or 1.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Opko Health go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,300

The average volume for Opko Health has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Opko Health has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 73.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Opko Health, Inc., a pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel and proprietary technologies. It operates in two segments, Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Opko Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Opko Health as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Opko Health Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Dillards (DDS) - FREE Research Report

Dillard Alex who is President at Dillards sold 50,000 shares at $81.38 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the President owned 245,014 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.95% with the 50,000 share transaction.

Dillard Mike who is Executive Vice President at Dillards sold 50,000 shares at $81.38 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 245,014 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.95% with the 50,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $81.00, down $0.38, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dillards go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,464

The average volume for Dillards has been 509,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Dillards has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 1.49% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Dillard's, Inc. operates as a fashion apparel, cosmetics, and home furnishing retailer in the United States. The company's stores offer a selection of merchandise, including fashion apparel for women, men, and children; accessories; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8. Currently there are no analysts that rate Dillards a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dillards as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Dillards Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sapient Corporation (SAPE) - FREE Research Report

Moore J Stuart who is Director at Sapient Corporation sold 100,000 shares at $15.58 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.32% with the 100,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.83, up $0.25, or 1.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sapient Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 173,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 173,000

The average volume for Sapient Corporation has been 763,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sapient Corporation has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 47.63% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sapient Corporation provides various services that enable clients to leverage marketing and technology to transform their businesses in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: SapientNitro, Sapient Global Markets, and Sapient Government Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Sapient Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sapient Corporation 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Sapient Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Verint Systems (VRNT) - FREE Research Report

Robinson Douglas who is Chief Financial Officer at Verint Systems sold 2,152 shares at $38.25 on Sept. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 106,638 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.98% with the 2,152 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.82, down $0.43, or 1.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Verint Systems go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,191
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 48,785

The average volume for Verint Systems has been 346,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Verint Systems has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Verint Systems Inc. provides Actionable Intelligence solutions and value-added services worldwide. Its solutions are used to capture, distill, and analyze underused information sources, such as voice, video, and unstructured text. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Verint Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Verint Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Verint Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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