Insider Trading Alert - ASBC, MAS, MDSO, ROSE And OC 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:

Associated Banc-Corp (ASBC) - FREE Research Report

Hickey Scott who is Chief Credit Officer at Associated Banc-Corp sold 15,000 shares at $16.85 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Credit Officer owned 93,653 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.81% with the 15,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.46, down $0.39, or 2.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Associated Banc-Corp go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18,937

The average volume for Associated Banc-Corp has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Associated Banc-Corp has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 27.97% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Associated Banc-Corp, a bank holding company, offers various banking and nonbanking financial services to individuals and businesses primarily in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Associated Banc-Corp a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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

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Masco Corporation (MAS) - FREE Research Report

Manoogian Richard A who is Director at Masco Corporation sold 100,000 shares at $20.66 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.5% with the 100,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.51, down $0.15, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Masco Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 100,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 400,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 900,000

The average volume for Masco Corporation has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 21.85% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Masco Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Masco Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Medidata Solutions (MDSO) - FREE Research Report

Douglas Cory who is Chief Financial Officer at Medidata Solutions sold 10,000 shares at $108.08 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 39,293 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.29% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $109.10, up $1.02, or 0.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Medidata Solutions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,871
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,871
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 103,093

The average volume for Medidata Solutions has been 239,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 182.49% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 128.7. 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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Rosetta Resources (ROSE) - FREE Research Report

Craddock James E who is Chairman, CEO & President at Rosetta Resources sold 3,000 shares at $54.06 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman, CEO & President owned 105,588 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.76% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.20, up $0.14, or 0.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rosetta Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 123,504
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 156,746

The average volume for Rosetta Resources has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rosetta Resources has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 21.56% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Rosetta Resources Inc., an independent exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition and development of onshore energy resources in the United States. It owns producing and non-producing oil and gas properties primarily located in South Texas, including the Eagle Ford area. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Rosetta Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rosetta Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Rosetta Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Owens-Corning (OC) - FREE Research Report

McMurray Michael C. who is Sr. VP and CFO at Owens-Corning bought 3,000 shares at $35.79 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP and CFO owned 36,434 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.97% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.88, up $0.09, or 0.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Owens-Corning go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,228

The average volume for Owens-Corning has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Owens-Corning has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 3.65% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Owens Corning produces and sells glass fiber reinforcements and other materials for composite systems; and residential and commercial building materials worldwide. It operates in two segments, Composites and Building Materials. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.8. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Owens-Corning a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Owens-Corning 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 disappointing return on equity, relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year and poor profit margins. Get the full Owens-Corning Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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