Insider Trading Alert - ASBC, ABG, DWRE, IP And DST 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:

Associated Banc-Corp (ASBC) - FREE Research Report

Williams John B who is Director at Associated Banc-Corp bought 1,000 shares at $16.28 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.33, up $0.05, or 0.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Associated Banc-Corp go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18,937

The average volume for Associated Banc-Corp has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Associated Banc-Corp has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 23.74% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Associated Banc-Corp, a bank holding company, offers various banking and nonbanking financial services to individuals and businesses primarily in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Associated Banc-Corp a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Associated Banc-Corp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, 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 Associated Banc-Corp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) - FREE Research Report

Kearney Michael who is Evp & Coo at Asbury Automotive Group sold 9,000 shares at $48.00 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Coo owned 55,822 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.88% with the 9,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.30, up $1.30, or 2.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Asbury Automotive Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,918
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,918
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 123,090

The average volume for Asbury Automotive Group has been 325,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Asbury Automotive Group has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 52.17% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; vehicle maintenance, replacement parts, and collision repair services; and financing, insurance, and service contracts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 39.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Asbury Automotive Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Asbury Automotive Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, robust 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 has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Asbury Automotive Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Demandware (DWRE) - FREE Research Report

Barnett Jeffrey G who is Chief Operating Officer at Demandware sold 372 shares at $50.00 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 90,202 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.41% with the 372 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.48, up $6.48, or 11.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Demandware go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,077
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 148,156
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 301,605

The average volume for Demandware has been 297,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Demandware has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 80.82% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Demandware, Inc. provides software-as-a-service e-commerce solutions that enable companies to design, implement, and manage their own customized e-commerce sites, including Websites, mobile applications, and other digital storefronts. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Demandware a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Demandware as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Demandware Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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International Paper (IP) - FREE Research Report

Faraci John V who is Chairman and CEO at International Paper sold 10,000 shares at $45.00 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 1.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.62% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.20, down $0.80, or 1.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for International Paper go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 76,743

The average volume for International Paper has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. International Paper has a market cap of $20.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 12.85% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full International Paper Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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DST Systems (DST) - FREE Research Report

Bryan Lowell L who is Director at DST Systems bought 235 shares at $84.95 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,363 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.32% with the 235 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.95, down $0.00, or 0% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DST Systems go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 542
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,419
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 101,288

The average volume for DST Systems has been 234,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. DST Systems has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 40.66% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing and software services and products. The company operates in two segments, Financial Services and Customer Communications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate DST Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DST Systems 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full DST Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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