Insider Trading Alert - POWI, AOS, LVLT, NBL And PVTB 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:

Power Integrations (POWI) - FREE Research Report

Balakrishnan Balu who is President and CEO at Power Integrations sold 25,000 shares at $58.75 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 199,532 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.13% with the 25,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.54, down $2.21, or 3.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Power Integrations go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,812
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,250

The average volume for Power Integrations has been 164,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Power Integrations has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 70.43% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Power Integrations, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), and other electronic components and circuitry used in high-voltage power conversion. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.56%. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.7. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Power Integrations a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Power Integrations 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, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Power Integrations Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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A.O. Smith Corporation (AOS) - FREE Research Report

Stern James F who is Exec VP, General Counsel & Sec at A.O. Smith Corporation sold 13,410 shares at $51.45 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec VP, General Counsel & Sec owned 63,878 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.35% with the 13,410 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.06, up $1.61, or 3.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for A.O. Smith Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 64,102
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,332
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 118,332

The average volume for A.O. Smith Corporation has been 543,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. A.O. Smith Corporation has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 63.79% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

A. O. Smith Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of water heaters and boilers to the residential and commercial markets primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, and China. The company operates in two segments, North America and Rest of World. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate A.O. Smith Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates A.O. Smith 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full A.O. Smith Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Level 3 Communications (LVLT) - FREE Research Report

Alonso Hector who is Regional President, Latin Amer at Level 3 Communications sold 25,000 shares at $29.78 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Regional President, Latin Amer owned 161,805 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.38% with the 25,000 share transaction.

Clemins Archie who is Director at Level 3 Communications sold 1,000 shares at $30.06 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 42,585 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.29% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.35, up $0.29, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Level 3 Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,450
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,450
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 172,157

The average volume for Level 3 Communications has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Level 3 Communications has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 29.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services primarily in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Level 3 Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Level 3 Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Level 3 Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Noble Energy (NBL) - FREE Research Report

Lewis John T. who is Sr. VP Corporate Development at Noble Energy sold 4,700 shares at $75.83 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP Corporate Development owned 44,622 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.53% with the 4,700 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.70, up $0.87, or 1.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Noble Energy go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Noble Energy has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Noble Energy has a market cap of $26.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 47.81% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the United States, West Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.75%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Noble Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Noble Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Noble Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PrivateBancorp (PVTB) - FREE Research Report

Roche Collin E who is Director at PrivateBancorp sold 2.0 million shares at $24.50 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 26,625 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 98.69% with the 2.0 million share transaction.

Gtcr Fund Ix/A L P who is Director at PrivateBancorp sold 1.7 million shares at $24.50 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.5% with the 1.7 million share transaction.

Gtcr Fund Ix/B L P who is Director at PrivateBancorp sold 283,986 shares at $24.50 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 589,777 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.5% with the 283,986 share transaction.

Gtcr Co Invest Iii L P who is Director at PrivateBancorp sold 12,818 shares at $24.50 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 26,625 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.5% with the 12,818 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.41, down $0.09, or 0.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PrivateBancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 34,205
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 59,771

The average volume for PrivateBancorp has been 388,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. PrivateBancorp has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 59.07% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

PrivateBancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for The PrivateBank and Trust Company, which provides business and personal financial services to middle-market companies and business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and families in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate PrivateBancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PrivateBancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full PrivateBancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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