Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,920.00 to $142,506,400.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Crane Company (CR) - FREE Research Report Perlitz Thomas J who is VP Corp Strtgy Grp Pres Cntrls at Crane Company sold 8,000 shares at $63.51 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP Corp Strtgy Grp Pres Cntrls owned 8,165 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.49% with the 8,000 share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $63.96, up $0.45, or 0.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Crane Company go as follows:
12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
24-Week # shares sold: 26,201
The average volume for Crane Company has been 294,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Crane Company has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 37.21% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States and internationally. The company operates in five segments: Aerospace & Electronics, Engineered Materials, Merchandising Systems, Fluid Handling, and Controls. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Crane Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on CR - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Crane Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. 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 Crane Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.