Insider Trading Alert - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 26, 2013, 73 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $200.03 to $367,425,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) - FREE Research Report

Schwartz Steven who is Sr VP, General Counsel & Secr. at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation sold 12,195 shares at $83.00 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr VP, General Counsel & Secr. owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 12,195 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $82.99, down $0.01, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 103,559
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 106,612
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 109,007

The average volume for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a market cap of $25.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 12.19% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process outsourcing services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Retail, and Logistics; and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation 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, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tivo (TIVO) - FREE Research Report

Kovar Pavel who is Principal Accounting Officer at Tivo sold 13,417 shares at $12.55 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Principal Accounting Officer owned 105,407 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.29% with the 13,417 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.34, down $0.21, or 1.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tivo go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,810
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,870
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 72,100

The average volume for Tivo has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tivo has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 1.02% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TiVo Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides software and service technology that enables the distribution of video content on digital video recorders (DVRs), non-DVR set-top boxes (STB), computers, smartphones, and tablets in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.6. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tivo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tivo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. 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 Tivo Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Masco Corporation (MAS) - FREE Research Report

Manoogian Richard A who is Director at Masco Corporation sold 300,000 shares at $21.71 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.81% with the 300,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.38, down $0.33, or 1.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Masco Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 500,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 500,000

The average volume for Masco Corporation has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 30.97% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 114.8. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Masco Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Masco Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fossil Group (FOSL) - FREE Research Report

Shroff Jal S who is Director at Fossil Group sold 15,000 shares at $117.12 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 515,442 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.83% with the 15,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $116.12, down $1.00, or 0.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fossil Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,496
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,829

The average volume for Fossil Group has been 768,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fossil Group has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 24.75% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Fossil Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of consumer fashion accessories worldwide. It operates in four segments: North America Wholesale, Europe Wholesale, Asia Pacific Wholesale, and Direct to Consumer. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Fossil Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fossil Group 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Fossil Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KAR Auction Services (KAR) - FREE Research Report

Mehra Sanjeev K who is Director at KAR Auction Services sold 3.5 million shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 3.5 million share transaction.

Kep Vi Llc who is 10% Owner at KAR Auction Services sold 5.9 million shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 11.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 5.9 million share transaction.

Hallett James P who is Chief Executive Officer at KAR Auction Services sold 12,954 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 26,356 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 12,954 share transaction.

Obrien Thomas C who is CEO of IAAI at KAR Auction Services sold 3,606 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO of IAAI owned 7,338 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 3,606 share transaction.

Kelso Investment Associates Vii Lp who is 10% Owner at KAR Auction Services sold 5.9 million shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 11.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 5.9 million share transaction.

ValueAct Holdings, L.P. who is Director at KAR Auction Services sold 2.9 million shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 2.9 million share transaction.

Carella Thomas J. who is Director at KAR Auction Services sold 3.5 million shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 3.5 million share transaction.

Clingen Brian T. who is Chairman of the Board at KAR Auction Services sold 178,571 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 363,337 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 178,571 share transaction.

Caruso Thomas J. who is President & CEO of ADESA at KAR Auction Services sold 648 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO of ADESA owned 1,319 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.94% with the 648 share transaction.

Polak Rebecca C. who is EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary at KAR Auction Services sold 971 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary owned 1,976 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 971 share transaction.

Vignes David who is EVP of Enterprise Optimization at KAR Auction Services sold 453 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP of Enterprise Optimization owned 922 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 453 share transaction.

Skuy Benjamin who is EVP of International Markets at KAR Auction Services sold 3,239 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP of International Markets owned 6,590 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 3,239 share transaction.

Loughmiller Eric M. who is Evp & Cfo at KAR Auction Services sold 389 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 791 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.97% with the 389 share transaction.

KAR Holdings II, LLC who is 10% Owner at KAR Auction Services sold 13.8 million shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 28.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.95% with the 13.8 million share transaction.

Byrd Warren W who is EVP of Corp Dev & Real Estate at KAR Auction Services sold 648 shares at $26.63 on Sept. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP of Corp Dev & Real Estate owned 1,319 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.94% with the 648 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.87, up $1.25, or 4.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KAR Auction Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17.3 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17.3 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34.5 million

The average volume for KAR Auction Services has been 978,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. KAR Auction Services has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 39.28% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

KAR Auction Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides vehicle auction services in North America. It operates in three segments: ADESA Auctions, IAA, and AFC. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.7%. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.6. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate KAR Auction Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KAR Auction Services 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 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 KAR Auction Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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