Insider Trading Alert - NDAQ, CNO, MCHP, RNR And AMZN Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, 143 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $296.78 to $400,200,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

NASDAQ OMX Group (NDAQ) - FREE Research Report

Knight Edward S who is Executive Vice President at NASDAQ OMX Group sold 8,720 shares at $34.45 on Nov. 8, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 141,894 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.79% with the 8,720 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.14, up $1.69, or 4.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NASDAQ OMX Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 154,047

The average volume for NASDAQ OMX Group has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. NASDAQ OMX Group has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 40.54% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. delivers trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, and public company services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate NASDAQ OMX Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NASDAQ OMX Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full NASDAQ OMX Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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CNO Financial Group (CNO) - FREE Research Report

Long Roger Keith who is Director at CNO Financial Group sold 165,000 shares at $16.00 on Nov. 8, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 850,665 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.25% with the 165,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.14, up $0.14, or 0.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CNO Financial Group go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,000

The average volume for CNO Financial Group has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CNO Financial Group has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 65.81% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

CNO Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.3. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CNO Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CNO Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full CNO Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Microchip Technology (MCHP) - FREE Research Report

Sanghi Steve who is President, CEO, Chairman at Microchip Technology sold 4,500 shares at $43.06 on Nov. 8, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, CEO, Chairman owned 5.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.09% with the 4,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.65, down $0.41, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microchip Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,594
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,822
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,822

The average volume for Microchip Technology has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microchip Technology has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 29.36% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in developing, manufacturing, and selling semiconductor products for embedded control applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Microchip Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Microchip Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Microchip Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) - FREE Research Report

Curtis Ross who is SVP, CUO - European Operations at RenaissanceRe Holdings sold 10,000 shares at $95.00 on Nov. 8, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, CUO - European Operations owned 77,331 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.45% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $94.92, down $0.08, or 0.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RenaissanceRe Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 68,644

The average volume for RenaissanceRe Holdings has been 393,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. RenaissanceRe Holdings has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 17.63% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance coverages and related services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate RenaissanceRe Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RenaissanceRe Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share 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 RenaissanceRe Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Amazon.com (AMZN) - FREE Research Report

Wilke Jeffrey A who is Senior Vice President at Amazon.com sold 3,420 shares at $352.78 on Nov. 8, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 11,675 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.66% with the 3,420 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $351.83, down $0.95, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Amazon.com go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.1 million

The average volume for Amazon.com has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Amazon.com has a market cap of $157.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 36.95% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. The company has a P/E ratio of 1227.0. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Amazon.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust 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 find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Amazon.com Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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