Insider Trading Alert - Santarus And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Oct. 16, 2013, 70 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $34.53 to $7,833,552.18.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Santarus (SNTS) - FREE Research Report

Proehl Gerald T who is President & CEO at Santarus sold 50,000 shares at $22.32 on Oct. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 329,282 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.18% with the 50,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.88, down $0.44, or 2.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Santarus go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4.9 million

The average volume for Santarus has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Santarus has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 92.81% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Santarus, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, focuses on acquiring, developing, and commercializing proprietary products that address the needs of patients treated by physician specialists. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Santarus a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Santarus 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Santarus Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Demandware (DWRE) - FREE Research Report

Bohn Lawrence S who is Director at Demandware sold 25,496 shares at $47.40 on Oct. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 38,244 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 40% with the 25,496 share transaction.

Barnett Jeffrey G who is Chief Operating Officer at Demandware sold 3,333 shares at $49.50 on Oct. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 90,574 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.55% with the 3,333 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.21, up $0.71, or 1.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Demandware go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 109,339
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.8 million

The average volume for Demandware has been 301,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Demandware has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 66.25% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Demandware, Inc. provides software-as-a-service e-commerce solutions that enable companies to design, implement, and manage their own customized e-commerce sites, including Websites, mobile applications, and other digital storefronts. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Demandware a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Demandware as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Demandware Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) - FREE Research Report

Reed Colin V who is Chairman, President & CEO at Ryman Hospitality Properties bought 6,682 shares at $34.79 on Oct. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President & CEO owned 671,577 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1% with the 6,682 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.32, up $0.53, or 1.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ryman Hospitality Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,597

The average volume for Ryman Hospitality Properties has been 806,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ryman Hospitality Properties has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 11.05% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. owns and operates hotels in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 244.4. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ryman Hospitality Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ryman Hospitality Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ryman Hospitality Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Martin Darrell D who is Director at Markel Corporation bought 150 shares at $538.30 on Oct. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,979 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.95% with the 150 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $518.27, down $20.03, or 3.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 300

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 40,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 19.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation 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 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 poor profit margins. Get the full Markel Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LinkedIn (LNKD) - FREE Research Report

Sze David L who is Director at LinkedIn sold 6,250 shares at $234.05 on Oct. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 191,938 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.15% with the 6,250 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $237.21, up $3.16, or 1.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LinkedIn go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 69,598
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 197,524

The average volume for LinkedIn has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LinkedIn has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 114.07% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. The company has a P/E ratio of 702.3. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LinkedIn as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its disappointing return on equity. Get the full LinkedIn Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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