Insider Trading Alert - Palo Alto Networks And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Oct. 1, 2013, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $4.49 to $3,242,400,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Chandna Asheem who is Director at Palo Alto Networks sold 17,500 shares at $45.82 on Oct. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 204,098 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.9% with the 17,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.50, up $0.68, or 1.46% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 891,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 12.95% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. operates a platform that allows enterprises, service providers, and government entities to secure their networks and safely enable various applications running on their networks. The company has a P/E ratio of 221.9. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cimarex Energy Company (XEC) - FREE Research Report

Abbott Gary R who is Vice President at Cimarex Energy Company sold 2,500 shares at $98.85 on Oct. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 85,383 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.84% with the 2,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $100.52, up $1.67, or 1.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cimarex Energy Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,747
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 39,513
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,513

The average volume for Cimarex Energy Company has been 790,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy Company has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 62.62% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned an interest in 4,953 net productive oil and gas wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Cimarex Energy Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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Express (EXPR) - FREE Research Report

Kornberg David G who is President at Express sold 6,000 shares at $23.68 on Oct. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the President owned 184,883 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.14% with the 6,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.91, up $0.23, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Express go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 94,235
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 172,543
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 456,114

The average volume for Express has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Express has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 56.66% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessory retailer primarily in the United States. Its stores provide apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years old across various aspects of the lifestyles comprising work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Express a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Express as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Express Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HomeAway (AWAY) - FREE Research Report

Buhrdorf Ross who is Chief Technology Officer at HomeAway sold 534 shares at $28.74 on Oct. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Technology Officer owned 31,393 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.67% with the 534 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.50, down $1.24, or 4.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HomeAway go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,071
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,896
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 107,595

The average volume for HomeAway has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HomeAway has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 40.59% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

HomeAway, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry worldwide. Its vacation rental properties include homes, condominiums, villas, and cabins to the public on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis. The company has a P/E ratio of 128.9. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate HomeAway a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HomeAway as a hold. 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 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 HomeAway Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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GameStop (GME) - FREE Research Report

Zilavy Lawrence S who is Director at GameStop sold 15,000 shares at $50.09 on Oct. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 28,860 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.2% with the 15,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.44, up $0.35, or 0.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for GameStop go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 284,308
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 284,308
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 284,308

The average volume for GameStop has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. GameStop has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 103.47% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

GameStop Corp. operates as a video game retailer. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.15%. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate GameStop a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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