Insider Trading Alert - PACW, HITT, RLJ, KEG And PLCM 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:

PacWest Bancorp (PACW) - FREE Research Report

Lester Susan E who is Director at PacWest Bancorp bought 2,000 shares at $38.03 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,620 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.79% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.60, up $0.57, or 1.48% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for PacWest Bancorp has been 552,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. PacWest Bancorp has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 54.26% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

PacWest Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Pacific Western Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to small to medium sized businesses, and the owners and employees of those businesses primarily in Southern California. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate PacWest Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PacWest Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income 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 PacWest Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hittite Microwave Corporation (HITT) - FREE Research Report

Visconti Antonio who is Vice President at Hittite Microwave Corporation sold 480 shares at $63.78 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 11,888 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.88% with the 480 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.25, down $0.53, or 0.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hittite Microwave Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,116
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,671
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,613

The average volume for Hittite Microwave Corporation has been 133,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hittite Microwave Corporation has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 1.08% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Hittite Microwave Corporation designs, develops, and sells integrated circuits (ICs), modules, subsystems, and instrumentation products for radio frequency (RF) microwave and millimeterwave applications worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.0. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Hittite Microwave Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hittite Microwave Corporation 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Hittite Microwave Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RLJ Lodging (RLJ) - FREE Research Report

Gormsen Christopher Andrew who is Chief Accounting Officer at RLJ Lodging sold 125 shares at $25.12 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 5,928 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.07% with the 125 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.02, down $0.10, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RLJ Lodging go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,000

The average volume for RLJ Lodging has been 747,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. RLJ Lodging has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 30.87% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

RLJ Lodging Trust is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also manages real estate funds. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in premium-branded, focused service, and compact full-service hotels. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate RLJ Lodging a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RLJ Lodging as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full RLJ Lodging Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Key Energy Services (KEG) - FREE Research Report

Collins Kevin P who is Director at Key Energy Services sold 10,500 shares at $8.26 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 110,390 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.69% with the 10,500 share transaction.

Frye Kimberly R who is SVP, GC and Secretary at Key Energy Services sold 25,000 shares at $8.26 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, GC and Secretary owned 224,121 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.04% with the 25,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.87, down $0.39, or 4.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Key Energy Services go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,000

The average volume for Key Energy Services has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Key Energy Services has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 18.99% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Key Energy Services, Inc. operates as an onshore rig-based well servicing contractor in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 275.7. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Key Energy Services a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Key Energy Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Key Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Polycom (PLCM) - FREE Research Report

Darwish Sayed who is CLO & EVP, Corp Dev at Polycom sold 30,000 shares at $10.72 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the CLO & EVP, Corp Dev owned 54,745 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 35.4% with the 30,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.77, up $0.05, or 0.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Polycom go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,466

The average volume for Polycom has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Polycom has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Polycom, Inc. provides standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Polycom a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Polycom as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Polycom Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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