Insider Trading Alert - Akamai Technologies And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Oct. 2, 2013, 110 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $27.14 to $240,355,139.71.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) - FREE Research Report

Coyne Martin M Ii who is Director at Akamai Technologies sold 2,500 shares at $51.74 on Oct. 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,261 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.87% with the 2,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.67, down $0.07, or 0.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Akamai Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,183
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,933
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,525

The average volume for Akamai Technologies has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Akamai Technologies has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 26.94% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides content delivery and cloud infrastructure services for accelerating and improving the delivery of content and applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.9. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Akamai Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Akamai Technologies 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Akamai Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) - FREE Research Report

Good Lynn J who is Vice Chair, Pres, CEO at Duke Energy Corporation sold 500 shares at $67.50 on Oct. 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chair, Pres, CEO owned 64,557 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.77% with the 500 share transaction.

Yates Lloyd M who is Executive VP, Reg Utilities at Duke Energy Corporation sold 300 shares at $67.50 on Oct. 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, Reg Utilities owned 44,295 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.67% with the 300 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.23, down $1.27, or 1.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Duke Energy Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 800
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,989
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 69,929

The average volume for Duke Energy Corporation has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Duke Energy Corporation has a market cap of $47.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Duke Energy Corporation operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power, and International Energy. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.61%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Duke Energy Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Duke Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Duke Energy Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Zuk Nir who is Cto at Palo Alto Networks sold 20,000 shares at $45.04 on Oct. 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Cto owned 3.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.65% with the 20,000 share transaction.

Batra Rajiv who is VP, Engineering at Palo Alto Networks sold 30,000 shares at $45.22 on Oct. 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Engineering owned 182,700 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.1% with the 30,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.31, up $1.09, or 2.36% 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 Wednesday.

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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Graphic Packaging (GPK) - FREE Research Report

Scheible David W who is President & CEO at Graphic Packaging sold 75,000 shares at $8.62 on Oct. 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 857,773 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.04% with the 75,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.36, down $0.26, or 3.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Graphic Packaging go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 62,445
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.1 million

The average volume for Graphic Packaging has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Graphic Packaging has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 36.22% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides packaging solutions in the United States, Canada, Central/South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Paperboard Packaging and Flexible Packaging. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Graphic Packaging a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Graphic Packaging as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Graphic Packaging Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Stryker Corporation (SYK) - FREE Research Report

Stryker Ronda E who is Director at Stryker Corporation sold 14,000 shares at $67.70 on Oct. 2, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.12% with the 14,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.44, down $0.26, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stryker Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,000

The average volume for Stryker Corporation has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stryker Corporation has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 29.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company, provides reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products for doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Stryker Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stryker 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, solid stock price performance 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 Stryker Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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