Insider Trading Alert - WEN, PRLB, WEX, THC And AYR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 12, 2013, 237 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $356,344,136.36.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Wendy's (WEN) - FREE Research Report

Toop R. Scott who is SVP, Gen Counsel & Sec at Wendy's bought 16,000 shares at $8.41 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Gen Counsel & Sec owned 39,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 68.09% with the 16,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.60, up $0.19, or 2.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wendy's go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 13,500

The average volume for Wendy's has been 6.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wendy's has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 77.45% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Wendy's Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and franchises Wendy's restaurant system in North America and internationally. It engages in operating, developing, and franchising a system of distinctive quick-service restaurants. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 83.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Wendy's a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wendy's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Wendy's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Proto Labs (PRLB) - FREE Research Report

Cleveland Bradley A. who is President and CEO at Proto Labs sold 53,133 shares at $81.81 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 64,235 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 45.27% with the 53,133 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $86.50, up $4.69, or 5.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Proto Labs go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,177
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.1 million

The average volume for Proto Labs has been 392,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Proto Labs has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 116.62% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures computer numerical control (CNC) machined and injection molded custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. The company has a P/E ratio of 78.2. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Proto Labs a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Proto Labs 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Proto Labs Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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WEX (WEX) - FREE Research Report

Maheu Ronald T who is Director at WEX sold 302 shares at $95.50 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,417 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.7% with the 302 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $97.97, up $2.47, or 2.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for WEX go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,776
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 28,961
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 67,267

The average volume for WEX has been 169,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. WEX has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 29.22% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

WEX Inc. provides corporate card payment solutions in North and South America, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates in two segments, Fleet Payment Solutions and Other Payment Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate WEX a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates WEX as a buy. 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, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full WEX Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tenet Healthcare (THC) - FREE Research Report

Pitts Keith B who is Vice Chairman at Tenet Healthcare bought 5,000 shares at $41.97 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.72, up $1.75, or 4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tenet Healthcare go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,873
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,873

The average volume for Tenet Healthcare has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tenet Healthcare has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 34.25% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health care services company, owns and operates acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, urgent care centers, and related health care facilities in the United States. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tenet Healthcare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tenet Healthcare as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Tenet Healthcare 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. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.41% with the 60,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.64, down $0.26, or 1.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aircastle go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,600

The average volume for Aircastle has been 578,700 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 50.72% 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 4.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 118.1. 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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