Insider Trading Alert - NTCT, STX And AYR 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:

NetScout Systems (NTCT) - FREE Research Report

Hadzima Joseph G Jr who is Director at NetScout Systems sold 928 shares at $28.04 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 109,516 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.84% with the 928 share transaction.

Szabados Michael who is Chief Operating Officer at NetScout Systems sold 2,000 shares at $28.34 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 40,779 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.68% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.29, down $0.05, or 0.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NetScout Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,731

The average volume for NetScout Systems has been 254,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 10.58% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

NetScout Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, licenses, sells, and supports unified service delivery management, service assurance, and application and network performance management solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.6. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate NetScout Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NetScout Systems 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, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share 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 NetScout Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Seagate Technology (STX) - FREE Research Report

Park Chong Sup who is Director at Seagate Technology sold 3,000 shares at $49.17 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 34,836 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.93% with the 3,000 share transaction.

Reyes Gregorio who is Director at Seagate Technology sold 4,822 shares at $49.24 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,698 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 73.96% with the 4,822 share transaction.

Re Mark who is SVP & Chief Technical Officer at Seagate Technology sold 7,470 shares at $48.61 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Technical Officer owned 58,353 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.35% with the 7,470 share transaction.

O Malley Patrick J who is EVP & Chief Financial Officer at Seagate Technology sold 32,282 shares at $48.34 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Financial Officer owned 33,331 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.2% with the 32,282 share transaction.

Mosley William D who is President, Ops & Technology at Seagate Technology sold 41,600 shares at $48.38 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Ops & Technology owned 56,406 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 42.45% with the 41,600 share transaction.

Pimentel Albert A who is President, Global Mkts & CSO at Seagate Technology sold 655 shares at $48.62 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Global Mkts & CSO owned 31,170 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.06% with the 655 share transaction.

Dehaan Douglas J who is General Manager, Samsung HDD at Seagate Technology sold 5,705 shares at $48.39 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the General Manager, Samsung HDD owned 30,102 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.93% with the 5,705 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.43, up $0.04, or 0.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Seagate Technology go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,684
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,456

The average volume for Seagate Technology has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Seagate Technology has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 61.93% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Seagate Technology Public Limited Company designs, manufactures, and sells electronic data storage products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.8. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Seagate Technology a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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

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Aircastle (AYR) - FREE Research Report

Marubeni Corp /Fi who is Director at Aircastle bought 60,000 shares at $18.90 on Nov. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.42% with the 60,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.00, up $0.10, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aircastle go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,600

The average volume for Aircastle has been 583,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aircastle has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 51.83% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Aircastle Limited engages in the acquisition, lease, and sale of commercial jet aircraft to passenger and cargo airlines worldwide. The company also makes investments in various aviation assets, including debt investments secured by commercial jet aircraft. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 119.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Aircastle a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aircastle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Aircastle Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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