Insider Trading Alert - Ciena Corporation And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 25, 2013, 72 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $92.40 to $20,698,125.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ciena Corporation (CIEN) - FREE Research Report

Smith Gary B who is President, Ceo at Ciena Corporation sold 15,557 shares at $24.76 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Ceo owned 279,255 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.28% with the 15,557 share transaction.

Alexander Stephen B who is Sr VP Chief Technology Officer at Ciena Corporation sold 4,118 shares at $25.32 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr VP Chief Technology Officer owned 159,740 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.51% with the 4,118 share transaction.

Petrik Andrew C who is Vp, Controller at Ciena Corporation sold 1,087 shares at $24.76 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vp, Controller owned 31,328 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.35% with the 1,087 share transaction.

Moylan James E Jr who is SVP Finance, CFO at Ciena Corporation sold 4,884 shares at $24.76 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP Finance, CFO owned 319,848 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.5% with the 4,884 share transaction.

Frodsham James who is SR. VP, Chief Strategy Officer at Ciena Corporation sold 5,008 shares at $24.76 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the SR. VP, Chief Strategy Officer owned 125,507 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.84% with the 5,008 share transaction.

Morin Philippe who is SVP, Global Field Organization at Ciena Corporation sold 7,312 shares at $24.76 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global Field Organization owned 193,697 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.64% with the 7,312 share transaction.

Rothenstein David M who is Sr. VP, General Counsel at Ciena Corporation sold 3,855 shares at $24.76 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, General Counsel owned 207,868 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.82% with the 3,855 share transaction.

Dodd James Richard JR who is SVP, Global Marketing at Ciena Corporation sold 2,838 shares at $24.76 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global Marketing owned 89,365 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.08% with the 2,838 share transaction.

Locoh-Donou Francois who is SVP, Global Products Group at Ciena Corporation sold 3,781 shares at $24.76 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global Products Group owned 194,015 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.91% with the 3,781 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.11, up $0.35, or 1.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ciena Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 64,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 180,027

The average volume for Ciena Corporation has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ciena Corporation has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 57.96% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Ciena Corporation provides communications networking equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, and management of voice, video, and data traffic worldwide. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Ciena Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ciena Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Ciena Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Helmerich & Payne (HP) - FREE Research Report

Helmerich Hans who is Ceo at Helmerich & Payne sold 50,000 shares at $69.08 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the Ceo owned 1.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.65% with the 50,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.04, down $0.04, or 0.06% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Helmerich & Payne has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Helmerich & Payne has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 23.92% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. engages in the contract drilling of oil and gas wells. It provides drilling rigs, equipments, personnel, and camps on a contract basis to explore for and develop oil and gas from onshore areas and fixed platforms, tension-leg platforms, and spars in offshore areas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Helmerich & Payne a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Helmerich & Payne 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 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 Helmerich & Payne Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Skechers USA (SKX) - FREE Research Report

Walsh Thomas who is Director at Skechers USA sold 1,250 shares at $29.46 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,250 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.58, up $0.12, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Skechers USA go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,000

The average volume for Skechers USA has been 612,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Skechers USA has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 58.43% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of footwear for men, women, and children. It operates through four segments: Domestic Wholesale Sales, International Wholesale Sales, Retail Sales, and E-commerce Sales. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.4. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Skechers USA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Skechers USA as a hold. 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 and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Skechers USA Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AECOM Technology Corporation (ACM) - FREE Research Report

Newman Richard G who is Director at AECOM Technology Corporation sold 14,600 shares at $31.17 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,931 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.44% with the 14,600 share transaction.

Chmielinski Jane A who is Chief Operating Officer at AECOM Technology Corporation sold 8,000 shares at $30.80 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 7,089 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 53.02% with the 8,000 share transaction.

Werner Frederick W who is President, EMEA at AECOM Technology Corporation sold 3,000 shares at $31.00 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, EMEA owned 51,642 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.49% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.35, up $0.35, or 1.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AECOM Technology Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 286,672
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 519,872

The average volume for AECOM Technology Corporation has been 692,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. AECOM Technology Corporation has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 29.33% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

AECOM Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and management support services for commercial and government clients worldwide. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate AECOM Technology Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AECOM Technology Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full AECOM Technology Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) - FREE Research Report

Hubbard David A who is Exec Vice Pres, Sales and Mktg at Alliance Fiber Optic Products sold 44,000 shares at $21.71 on Sept. 25, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec Vice Pres, Sales and Mktg owned 100,954 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.35% with the 44,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.00, up $0.29, or 1.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alliance Fiber Optic Products go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 488,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 525,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 778,172

The average volume for Alliance Fiber Optic Products has been 913,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliance Fiber Optic Products has a market cap of $390.6 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 258.57% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets various fiber optic components and integrated modules for communications equipment manufacturers and service providers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4. Currently there are no analysts that rate Alliance Fiber Optic Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alliance Fiber Optic Products 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Alliance Fiber Optic Products Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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