Insider Trading Alert - SO, CBT, SFI, MCHP And RNR 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:

Southern (SO) - FREE Research Report

Grain David J who is Director at Southern bought 10,000 shares at $41.13 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2000% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.65, up $0.52, or 1.24% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Southern has been 4.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southern has a market cap of $35.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 4.18% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently there are no analysts that rate Southern a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Southern as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Southern Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cabot Corporation (CBT) - FREE Research Report

Kelly James Patrick who is Vice President and Controller at Cabot Corporation sold 7,500 shares at $46.58 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President and Controller owned 25,761 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.55% with the 7,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.49, down $0.09, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cabot Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,000

The average volume for Cabot Corporation has been 256,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cabot Corporation has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 17.39% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.71%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Cabot Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cabot Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Cabot Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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iStar Financial (SFI) - FREE Research Report

Reiss Dale Ann who is Director at iStar Financial bought 950 shares at $22.83 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,925 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 97.44% with the 950 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.57, down $10.26, or 81.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for iStar Financial go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 160,492
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 401,230

The average volume for iStar Financial has been 650,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. iStar Financial has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 54.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

iStar Financial Inc. operates as a finance and investment company focusing on the commercial real estate industry in the United States. The company provides custom-tailored investment capital to high-end private and corporate owners of real estate; and invests in a range of real estate sectors. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 145%. Currently there are no analysts that rate iStar Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates iStar Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full iStar Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Microchip Technology (MCHP) - FREE Research Report

Day L B who is Director at Microchip Technology sold 2,594 shares at $43.18 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,591 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 41.94% with the 2,594 share transaction.

Simoncic Richard J who is VP, Analog and Intrfc Prod Div at Microchip Technology sold 556 shares at $42.92 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Analog and Intrfc Prod Div owned 116,849 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.47% with the 556 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.70, down $0.22, or 0.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microchip Technology go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,228
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,800

The average volume for Microchip Technology has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microchip Technology has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 30.53% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in developing, manufacturing, and selling semiconductor products for embedded control applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.9. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Microchip Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Microchip Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Microchip Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) - FREE Research Report

Todd Rider Fonner who is Svp & Cio at RenaissanceRe Holdings sold 2,000 shares at $93.49 on Nov. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Svp & Cio owned 66,829 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.91% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $93.88, up $0.39, or 0.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RenaissanceRe Holdings go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,644

The average volume for RenaissanceRe Holdings has been 410,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. RenaissanceRe Holdings has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 14.23% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance coverages and related services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate RenaissanceRe Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RenaissanceRe Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 RenaissanceRe Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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