Insider Trading Alert - MDSO, INT, SYK, ITT And DFS 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:

Medidata Solutions (MDSO) - FREE Research Report

Sherif Tarek who is Chairman & CEO at Medidata Solutions sold 30,000 shares at $109.97 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 499,275 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.67% with the 30,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $109.41, down $0.56, or 0.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Medidata Solutions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,871
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,871
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 73,093

The average volume for Medidata Solutions has been 236,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Medidata Solutions has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 171.16% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. provides cloud-based clinical development solutions for life sciences organizations in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 123.5. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Medidata Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Medidata Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 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 Medidata Solutions Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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World Fuel Services Corporation (INT) - FREE Research Report

Kasbar Michael J who is CEO and President at World Fuel Services Corporation sold 134,378 shares at $38.18 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO and President owned 951,442 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.38% with the 134,378 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.91, down $0.27, or 0.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for World Fuel Services Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,000

The average volume for World Fuel Services Corporation has been 441,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are down 8.45% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

World Fuel Services Corporation, a fuel logistics company, engages in marketing, selling, and distributing aviation, marine, and land fuel products and related services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Aviation, Marine, and Land. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0. Currently there are no analysts that rate World Fuel Services Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates World Fuel Services 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, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full World Fuel Services Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Stryker Corporation (SYK) - FREE Research Report

Stryker Ronda E who is Director at Stryker Corporation sold 21,000 shares at $73.71 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.18% with the 21,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.90, down $0.81, or 1.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stryker Corporation go as follows:

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

The average volume for Stryker Corporation has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stryker Corporation has a market cap of $27.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 34.46% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company, provides reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products for doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.6. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Stryker Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stryker Corporation 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 good cash flow from operations. 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 Stryker Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ITT (ITT) - FREE Research Report

Savi Luca who is SVP & Pres., Mot. Tech at ITT bought 2,500 shares at $40.16 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP & Pres., Mot. Tech owned 14,531 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.78% with the 2,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.27, up $0.11, or 0.27% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for ITT has been 730,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 70.33% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

ITT Corporation designs and manufactures engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation, and industrial markets. The company operates in four segments: Industrial Process, Motion Technologies, Interconnect Solutions, and Control Technologies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.4. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate ITT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ITT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full ITT Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Discover Financial Services (DFS) - FREE Research Report

Moskow Michael H who is Director at Discover Financial Services sold 4,000 shares at $52.22 on Nov. 7, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 53,042 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.01% with the 4,000 share transaction.

Historical insider transactions for Discover Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 154,430
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 154,430
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 218,168

The average volume for Discover Financial Services has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $25.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 36.55% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, provides direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Discover Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, 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 Discover Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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