Insider Trading Alert - MSFT, CMP, AGCO, EXPR And HUN Traded By Insiders

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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:

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - FREE Research Report

Gates William H Iii who is Director at Microsoft Corporation sold 4.0 million shares at $35.63 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 368.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.07% with the 4.0 million share transaction.

Bates Anthony John who is EVP, Bus Dev/Evangelism at Microsoft Corporation sold 43,985 shares at $35.56 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Bus Dev/Evangelism owned 601,723 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.81% with the 43,985 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.86, up $0.30, or 0.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microsoft Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5.4 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25.7 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25.7 million

The average volume for Microsoft Corporation has been 50.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microsoft Corporation has a market cap of $295.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 32.55% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Microsoft Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Microsoft 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Microsoft Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Compass Minerals International (CMP) - FREE Research Report

Underdown Rodney L who is CFO & Secretary at Compass Minerals International sold 17,829 shares at $75.23 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the CFO & Secretary owned 32,929 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 35.13% with the 17,829 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.98, down $1.25, or 1.69% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Compass Minerals International has been 212,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are down 0.32% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Compass Minerals International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and markets inorganic mineral products primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Salt and Specialty Fertilizer. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4. Currently there are no analysts that rate Compass Minerals International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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AGCO (AGCO) - FREE Research Report

Srinivasan Mallika who is Director at AGCO bought 62,828 shares at $57.70 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.15% with the 62,828 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.87, up $1.17, or 1.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AGCO go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,606
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,212
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,820

The average volume for AGCO has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AGCO has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 18.85% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.69%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AGCO a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AGCO as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full AGCO Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Express (EXPR) - FREE Research Report

Kornberg David G who is President at Express sold 6,000 shares at $23.10 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the President owned 175,685 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.3% with the 6,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.65, up $0.55, or 2.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Express go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,571
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 123,377
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 470,685

The average volume for Express has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Express has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 53.81% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessory retailer primarily in the United States. Its stores provide apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years old across various aspects of the lifestyles comprising work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Express a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Express as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Express Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Huntsman Corporation (HUN) - FREE Research Report

Huntsman James H who is Division President at Huntsman Corporation sold 300,000 shares at $23.08 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Division President owned 13.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.12% with the 300,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.02, down $0.06, or 0.27% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Huntsman Corporation has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Huntsman Corporation has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 46.04% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Huntsman Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the manufacture and sale of differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.8. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Huntsman Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Huntsman Corporation as a buy. 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Huntsman Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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