Insider Trading Alert - PIR, DLPH, CLF, AFL And ZION 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:

Pier 1 Imports (PIR) - FREE Research Report

Turner Charles H who is Sr. Exec. Vice President & CFO at Pier 1 Imports sold 2,000 shares at $20.88 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. Exec. Vice President & CFO owned 210,294 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.94% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.20, up $0.32, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pier 1 Imports go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Pier 1 Imports has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pier 1 Imports has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 2.95% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. operates as an importer and specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts. The company is also involved in e-commerce business. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Pier 1 Imports a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pier 1 Imports as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Pier 1 Imports Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Delphi Automotive (DLPH) - FREE Research Report

Zimmerman Lawrence A who is Director at Delphi Automotive sold 3,000 shares at $57.37 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 32,699 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.4% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.35, down $2.02, or 3.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Delphi Automotive go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,158
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 43,316
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 127,316

The average volume for Delphi Automotive has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 50.35% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Delphi Automotive as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Delphi Automotive Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) - FREE Research Report

Carrabba Joseph A who is President & CEO at Cliffs Natural Resources sold 50,000 shares at $26.94 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 224,688 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.2% with the 50,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.61, up $1.67, or 5.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cliffs Natural Resources go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,000

The average volume for Cliffs Natural Resources has been 8.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cliffs Natural Resources has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 29.12% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, engages in the production of iron ore pellets, fines and lump ore, and metallurgical coal. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.19%. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Cliffs Natural Resources a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cliffs Natural Resources 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 disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Cliffs Natural Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Aflac (AFL) - FREE Research Report

Janke Kenneth S Jr who is President, Aflac US & at Aflac sold 45,000 shares at $65.00 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Aflac US & owned 75,415 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37.37% with the 45,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.60, down $0.40, or 0.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aflac go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 45,000

The average volume for Aflac has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aflac has a market cap of $30.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 22.55% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Aflac Incorporated, through its subsidiary, American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, provides supplemental health and life insurance products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Aflac a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aflac as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Aflac Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Zions (ZION) - FREE Research Report

Frobes Patricia who is Director at Zions bought 13,000 shares at $23.89 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 13,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.29, up $4.40, or 15.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Zions go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 888
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,226

The average volume for Zions has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Zions has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry.

Zions Bancorporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and related services in the United States. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Zions a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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

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