Insider Trading Alert - P, SIVB, KNX, SJM And CNO 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:

Pandora Media (P) - FREE Research Report

Westergren Timothy who is Chief Strategy Off & Director at Pandora Media sold 85,000 shares at $25.66 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Strategy Off & Director owned 170,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.33% with the 85,000 share transaction.

Fleming-Wood Simon who is Chief Marketing Officer at Pandora Media sold 4,400 shares at $25.20 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Marketing Officer owned 120,721 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.52% with the 4,400 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.61, up $1.41, or 5.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pandora Media go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 241,014
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 599,948

The average volume for Pandora Media has been 11.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 183.12% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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SVB Financial Group (SIVB) - FREE Research Report

Kellogg Harry W Jr who is Vice Chairman at SVB Financial Group sold 1,700 shares at $95.68 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 4,228 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.68% with the 1,700 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $96.30, up $0.62, or 0.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SVB Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,511
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,911
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,836

The average volume for SVB Financial Group has been 246,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. SVB Financial Group has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 70.02% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

SVB Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, provides various banking and financial products and services. It operates in three segments: Global Commercial Bank, SVB Private Bank, and SVB Capital. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate SVB Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SVB Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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 SVB Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Knight Transportation (KNX) - FREE Research Report

Knight L Randy who is Vice Chairman at Knight Transportation sold 7,400 shares at $17.11 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 5.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.15% with the 7,400 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.99, down $0.12, or 0.69% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Knight Transportation has been 547,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Knight Transportation has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 15.93% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Knight Transportation, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short to medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities primarily in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Knight Transportation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Knight Transportation 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, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Knight Transportation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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J.M. Smucker (SJM) - FREE Research Report

Denman John W who is Vice President, Controller at J.M. Smucker sold 200 shares at $111.09 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President, Controller owned 18,649 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.06% with the 200 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $110.29, down $0.80, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for J.M. Smucker go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,297

The average volume for J.M. Smucker has been 475,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. J.M. Smucker has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 28.72% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The J. M. Smucker Company engages in manufacturing and marketing branded food products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: U.S. Retail Coffee; U.S. Retail Consumer Foods; and International, Foodservice, and Natural Foods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate J.M. Smucker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates J.M. Smucker 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full J.M. Smucker Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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CNO Financial Group (CNO) - FREE Research Report

Long Roger Keith who is Director at CNO Financial Group sold 150,000 shares at $15.61 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 847,300 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.04% with the 150,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.61, up $0.00, or 0.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CNO Financial Group go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,000

The average volume for CNO Financial Group has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CNO Financial Group has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 66.77% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

CNO Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.3. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CNO Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CNO Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full CNO Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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