Insider Trading Alert - Toro Company And 2 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 30, 2013, 48 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $115.00 to $51,212,452.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Toro Company (TTC) - FREE Research Report

Brown William E Jr who is Group VP, Comm. & Irrigation at Toro Company sold 3,000 shares at $54.46 on Sept. 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Group VP, Comm. & Irrigation owned 11,544 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.63% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.68, up $0.22, or 0.4% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Toro Company has been 229,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Toro Company has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 28.43% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Toro Company designs, manufactures, and markets professional turf maintenance equipment and services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7. Currently there are no analysts that rate Toro Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Toro Company 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. 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 Toro Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Copart (CPRT) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Willis J who is Chairman of the Board at Copart bought 227,900 shares at $30.96 on Sept. 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 7.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.37% with the 227,900 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.66, up $0.70, or 2.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Copart go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,750
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 14,350
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,000

The average volume for Copart has been 526,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Copart has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 15.56% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Copart, Inc. provides online auctions and vehicle remarketing services in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company offers various services to process and sell vehicles over the Internet through its Virtual Bidding Second Generation Internet auction-style sales technology. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Copart a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Copart 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, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Copart Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Autodesk (ADSK) - FREE Research Report

Di Fronzo Pascal W who is Sr. VP, Gen'l Counsel & Secy at Autodesk sold 423 shares at $41.21 on Sept. 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, Gen'l Counsel & Secy owned 34,385 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.22% with the 423 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.42, down $0.79, or 1.95% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Autodesk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,104
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,104
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,586

The average volume for Autodesk has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Autodesk has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 15.47% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a design software and services company worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 21.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Autodesk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Autodesk as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full Autodesk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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