Insider Trading Alert - Fastenal Company And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Oct. 15, 2013, 94 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $5.48 to $122,908,412.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Fastenal Company (FAST) - FREE Research Report

Ancius Michael J who is Director at Fastenal Company bought 525 shares at $47.91 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,910 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.22% with the 525 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.45, up $2.54, or 5.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fastenal Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,400

The average volume for Fastenal Company has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fastenal Company has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 7.03% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesaler and retailer of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fastenal Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fastenal Company 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 growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Fastenal Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Reynolds American (RAI) - FREE Research Report

Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc. who is 10% Owner at Reynolds American sold 127,278 shares at $49.54 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 227.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.06% with the 127,278 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.28, down $0.26, or 0.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Reynolds American go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 307,492
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.2 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.7 million

The average volume for Reynolds American has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Reynolds American has a market cap of $27.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 19.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company operates through RJR Tobacco, American Snuff, and Santa Fe segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Reynolds American a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Reynolds American Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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National Instruments Corporation (NATI) - FREE Research Report

Kodosky Jeffrey L who is Director at National Instruments Corporation sold 12,000 shares at $30.90 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.16% with the 12,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.57, down $0.33, or 1.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for National Instruments Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 44,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 101,063

The average volume for National Instruments Corporation has been 387,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Instruments Corporation has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 19.29% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

National Instruments Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells tools to engineers and scientists worldwide. It offers LabVIEW, a system design software product for measurement and control; and LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA that are strategic modular software add-ons. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.7. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate National Instruments Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates National Instruments 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full National Instruments Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cheniere Energy (LNG) - FREE Research Report

Abiteboul Jean who is Sr. VP - International at Cheniere Energy sold 15,000 shares at $36.69 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP - International owned 956,072 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.54% with the 15,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.11, down $1.58, or 4.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cheniere Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 75,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 208,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 912,500

The average volume for Cheniere Energy has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 67.09% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cheniere Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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VistaPrint (VPRT) - FREE Research Report

Page Louis who is Director at VistaPrint sold 2,000 shares at $53.40 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,751 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.27% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.22, up $1.82, or 3.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VistaPrint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,579
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,345
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 51,957

The average volume for VistaPrint has been 247,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. VistaPrint has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 64.21% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Vistaprint N.V. operates as an online provider of coordinated portfolios of marketing products and services to micro businesses worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.5. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates VistaPrint a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VistaPrint as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full VistaPrint Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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