Insider Trading Alert - BCR, QEP, DAL, LO And APOL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 7, 2013, 132 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $555.62 to $810,125,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

C.R. Bard (BCR) - FREE Research Report

Barrett David M who is Director at C.R. Bard sold 1,600 shares at $138.13 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,547 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 38.58% with the 1,600 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $137.49, down $0.64, or 0.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for C.R. Bard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,881
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,301
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,348

The average volume for C.R. Bard has been 582,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. C.R. Bard has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 40.92% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

C. R. Bard, Inc. designs, manufactures, packages, distributes, and sells medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care devices worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.61%. The company has a P/E ratio of 76.9. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate C.R. Bard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates C.R. Bard as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, 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 deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full C.R. Bard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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QEP Resources (QEP) - FREE Research Report

Jones Abigail L who is VP-Comp/Corp Sec/AGC at QEP Resources sold 3,300 shares at $32.00 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP-Comp/Corp Sec/AGC owned 20,025 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.15% with the 3,300 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.60, up $0.60, or 1.84% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for QEP Resources has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate QEP Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates QEP Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full QEP Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Delta Air Lines (DAL) - FREE Research Report

Carp Daniel A who is Director at Delta Air Lines sold 11,010 shares at $27.31 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 49,263 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.27% with the 11,010 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.50, up $0.19, or 0.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Delta Air Lines go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 345,043
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 19,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 384,339
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 24,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 525,517

The average volume for Delta Air Lines has been 18.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Delta Air Lines has a market cap of $23.0 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 126.45% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. Its route network is centered around a system of hub and international gateway airports in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Delta Air Lines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Delta Air Lines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Delta Air Lines Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lorillard (LO) - FREE Research Report

Dietz Kit D who is Director at Lorillard sold 3,000 shares at $51.87 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,116 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.56% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.59, down $1.28, or 2.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lorillard go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,818
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,518

The average volume for Lorillard has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lorillard has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 33.22% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Lorillard, Inc. manufactures and sells cigarettes in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Cigarettes and Electronic Cigarettes. The Cigarettes segment manufactures and sells cigarettes. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lorillard a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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Apollo Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Sperling Peter V who is Chairman of the Board at Apollo Group sold 100,000 shares at $27.83 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 800,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.11% with the 100,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.64, down $2.19, or 8.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,596
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,596
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,596

The average volume for Apollo Group has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 23.57% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Apollo Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Apollo Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Group as a hold. 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 reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Apollo Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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