Insider Trading Alert - American Campus Communities And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Oct. 3, 2013, 116 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $30.21 to $14,999,997.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Campus Communities (ACC) - FREE Research Report

Wills Jason R who is SVP On Campus Development at American Campus Communities sold 1,109 shares at $34.30 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP On Campus Development owned 13,664 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.51% with the 1,109 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.54, down $0.76, or 2.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Campus Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 9,200
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,496
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,582

The average volume for American Campus Communities has been 776,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Campus Communities has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 25.67% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 73.0. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate American Campus Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Campus Communities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full American Campus Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Liquidity Service (LQDT) - FREE Research Report

Roy G Cayce who is Exec. VP/Pres. Asset Recovery at Liquidity Service sold 6,504 shares at $32.64 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec. VP/Pres. Asset Recovery owned 2,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 76.48% with the 6,504 share transaction.

Angrick William P III who is Chairman of the Board and CEO at Liquidity Service sold 26,270 shares at $32.64 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board and CEO owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 26,270 share transaction.

Rallo James M who is CFO, Treasurer at Liquidity Service sold 7,283 shares at $32.64 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the CFO, Treasurer owned 1,320 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 84.66% with the 7,283 share transaction.

Burton Thomas B who is Pres, COO, Gov't Liquid LLC at Liquidity Service sold 4,698 shares at $32.64 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres, COO, Gov't Liquid LLC owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4,698 share transaction.

Williams James Edwin who is VP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary at Liquidity Service sold 5,219 shares at $32.64 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary owned 700 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 88.17% with the 5,219 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.25, down $0.39, or 1.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Liquidity Service go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,146
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,146

The average volume for Liquidity Service has been 406,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Liquidity Service has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 16.79% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Liquidity Services, Inc. operates various online auction marketplaces for surplus, salvage, and scrap assets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Liquidity Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Liquidity Service 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 Liquidity Service Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Willis Group Holdings (WSH) - FREE Research Report

Brown Celia who is Group Human Resources Director at Willis Group Holdings sold 1,221 shares at $43.80 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Group Human Resources Director owned 17,285 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.6% with the 1,221 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.38, down $0.42, or 0.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Willis Group Holdings go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,420
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,031
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,420
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,318

The average volume for Willis Group Holdings has been 691,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Willis Group Holdings has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 31.23% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company provides a range of insurance brokerage, reinsurance, and risk management consulting services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.55%. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Willis Group Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Willis Group Holdings as a hold. 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. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Willis Group Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Macquarie Infrastructure Company (MIC) - FREE Research Report

Macquarie Infrastructure Management (USA) INC who is Director at Macquarie Infrastructure Company sold 24,100 shares at $53.93 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.65% with the 24,100 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.82, down $0.11, or 0.2% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Macquarie Infrastructure Company has been 265,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Macquarie Infrastructure Company has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC, through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and invests in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.6%. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Macquarie Infrastructure Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Macquarie Infrastructure Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Macquarie Infrastructure Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Salesforce.com (CRM) - FREE Research Report

Tomlinson Lawrence who is Director at Salesforce.com sold 2,000 shares at $53.04 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 32,800 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.75% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.24, down $0.80, or 1.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Salesforce.com go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,276
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,076
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 43,476

The average volume for Salesforce.com has been 5.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $31.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 24.07% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Currently there are 23 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Salesforce.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Salesforce.com Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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