Insider Trading Alert - MPWR, JBHT, LUV, AIZ And LRY Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 4, 2013, 136 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $597.52 to $378,220,575.33.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) - FREE Research Report

Xiao Deming who is Pres. of MPS Asia Operations at Monolithic Power Systems sold 5,321 shares at $31.73 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres. of MPS Asia Operations owned 66,458 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.41% with the 5,321 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.29, down $0.44, or 1.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monolithic Power Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 227,007
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 285,510
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 406,667

The average volume for Monolithic Power Systems has been 381,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monolithic Power Systems has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 41.43% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the communications, computing, consumer, and industrial markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 78.8. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Monolithic Power Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monolithic Power Systems 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Monolithic Power Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) - FREE Research Report

Hunt Johnelle D who is 10% Owner at J.B. Hunt Transport Services sold 169,131 shares at $75.34 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 18.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.9% with the 169,131 share transaction.

J B Hunt Llc who is 10% Owner at J.B. Hunt Transport Services sold 169,131 shares at $75.34 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 18.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.9% with the 169,131 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.57, up $0.23, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for J.B. Hunt Transport Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 331,830

The average volume for J.B. Hunt Transport Services has been 656,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 25.61% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate J.B. Hunt Transport Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates J.B. Hunt Transport Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full J.B. Hunt Transport Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Southwest Airlines (LUV) - FREE Research Report

Van de Ven Michael G who is EVP & Chief Operating Officer at Southwest Airlines sold 518 shares at $17.23 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Operating Officer owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 518 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.96, up $0.73, or 4.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Southwest Airlines go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,612
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,612
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 158,249

The average volume for Southwest Airlines has been 6.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 70.61% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Assurant (AIZ) - FREE Research Report

Roberts John S who is Evp at Assurant sold 20,000 shares at $58.60 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 55,051 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.65% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.07, up $0.47, or 0.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Assurant go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,750

The average volume for Assurant has been 582,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Assurant has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 68.88% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized insurance products and related services in North America and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.71%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Assurant a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Assurant 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Assurant Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Liberty Property (LRY) - FREE Research Report

Hankowsky William P who is Chairman, President & CEO at Liberty Property sold 3,000 shares at $37.15 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President & CEO owned 247,977 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.2% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.78, down $0.37, or 1.02% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Liberty Property has been 993,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 4.14% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Liberty Property Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment holding trust. Through its subsidiary, it provides leasing, property management, development, acquisition, and other tenant-related services for a portfolio of industrial and office properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Liberty Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Liberty Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Liberty Property Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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