Insider Trading Alert - Google 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:

Google (GOOG) - FREE Research Report

Pichette Patrick who is SVP & Chief Financial Officer at Google sold 145 shares at $866.78 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Financial Officer owned 5,245 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.69% with the 145 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $865.74, down $1.04, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Google go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,179
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,469
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,992

The average volume for Google has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Google has a market cap of $242.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 25.37% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information and make it universally accessible and useful. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.2. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Google a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Google as a buy. 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Google Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Paychex (PAYX) - FREE Research Report

Mucci Martin who is CEO & President at Paychex sold 1,475 shares at $40.74 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO & President owned 154,296 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.95% with the 1,475 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.66, down $1.08, or 2.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Paychex go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,702
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,702

The average volume for Paychex has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Paychex has a market cap of $14.9 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 30.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.1. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Paychex a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 16 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Paychex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 Paychex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) - FREE Research Report

Miller Adam L who is President & CEO at Cornerstone OnDemand sold 12,800 shares at $47.37 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 3.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.33% with the 12,800 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.24, up $2.87, or 5.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cornerstone OnDemand go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 313,088
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 575,538

The average volume for Cornerstone OnDemand has been 402,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cornerstone OnDemand has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 77.79% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. provides talent management solutions delivered as software-as-a-service. It offers four integrated clouds for recruiting, learning management, performance management, and extended enterprise. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Cornerstone OnDemand a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cornerstone OnDemand as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Cornerstone OnDemand 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 2,462 shares at $45.06 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Cto owned 3.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 2,462 share transaction.

Batra Rajiv who is VP, Engineering at Palo Alto Networks sold 2,462 shares at $45.06 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Engineering owned 72,556 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.28% with the 2,462 share transaction.

Bonvanie Rene who is Chief Marketing Officer at Palo Alto Networks sold 237 shares at $45.06 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Marketing Officer owned 302,553 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 237 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.83, up $2.77, or 5.79% 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 Friday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. 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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Nike (NKE) - FREE Research Report

Sprunk Eric D who is Vice President at Nike sold 10,134 shares at $73.72 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 139,785 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.76% with the 10,134 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.32, down $2.40, or 3.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nike go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,548
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,531

The average volume for Nike has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nike has a market cap of $49.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 34.55% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories, as well as in the provision of services to men, women, and kids worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.8. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Nike a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nike 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. 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 Nike Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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