Insider Trading Alert - SPLK, POWI, ROP, AMP And DGX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 5, 2013, 166 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $50.32 to $1,887,935,195.16.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Sommer Steven R who is SVP & Chief Marketing Officer at Splunk sold 6,000 shares at $62.89 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Marketing Officer owned 365,905 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.61% with the 6,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.57, up $0.68, or 1.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 255,113
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 362,024

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 117.26% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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Power Integrations (POWI) - FREE Research Report

Barsan Radu who is VP of Technology, Engineering at Power Integrations sold 656 shares at $56.92 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP of Technology, Engineering owned 21,014 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.03% with the 656 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.34, up $0.42, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Power Integrations go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,476
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,250

The average volume for Power Integrations has been 165,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Power Integrations has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 69.18% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Power Integrations, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), and other electronic components and circuitry used in high-voltage power conversion. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.56%. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.4. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Power Integrations a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Power Integrations 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, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Power Integrations Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Roper Industries (ROP) - FREE Research Report

Knowling Robert E Jr who is Director at Roper Industries sold 8,000 shares at $127.02 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,038 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 56.99% with the 8,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $124.80, down $2.22, or 1.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Roper Industries go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Roper Industries has been 379,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Roper Industries has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes radio frequency (RF) products and services, industrial technology products, energy systems and controls, and medical and scientific imaging products and software. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Roper Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Roper Industries 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, good cash flow from operations 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 Roper Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ameriprise Financial (AMP) - FREE Research Report

Sweeney Joseph Edward who is Pres-AWM Products & Services at Ameriprise Financial sold 16,536 shares at $101.00 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres-AWM Products & Services owned 19,906 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 45.38% with the 16,536 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $102.25, up $1.25, or 1.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ameriprise Financial go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 65,330
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 76,535

The average volume for Ameriprise Financial has been 991,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameriprise Financial has a market cap of $20.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 61.65% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.05%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ameriprise Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ameriprise Financial 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 expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ameriprise Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Quest Diagnostics (DGX) - FREE Research Report

Baldwin John C Md who is Director at Quest Diagnostics sold 658 shares at $63.00 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 9,951 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.2% with the 658 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.85, down $0.15, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Quest Diagnostics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,153

The average volume for Quest Diagnostics has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quest Diagnostics has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 6.47% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Quest Diagnostics Incorporated provides diagnostic testing information services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two businesses, Diagnostic Information Services and Diagnostic Solutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Quest Diagnostics a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Quest Diagnostics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins 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 Quest Diagnostics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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