Insider Trading Alert - MPW, ADVS, DDD, TSCO And ALJ 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:

Medical Properties (MPW) - FREE Research Report

Hamner R Steven who is EVP and CFO at Medical Properties sold 100,000 shares at $13.00 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP and CFO owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.74% with the 100,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.70, down $0.30, or 2.36% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Medical Properties has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Medical Properties has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.27% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It acquires, develops, and invests in healthcare facilities; and leases healthcare facilities to healthcare operating companies and healthcare providers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Medical Properties a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Medical Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Medical Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advent Software (ADVS) - FREE Research Report

Momsen Christopher who is EVP, Global Sales & Sol. Mgmt. at Advent Software sold 3,578 shares at $33.52 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Global Sales & Sol. Mgmt. owned 37,798 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.65% with the 3,578 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.31, up $0.79, or 2.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advent Software go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 38,746
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 38,746
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,352

The average volume for Advent Software has been 325,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advent Software has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 58.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Advent Software, Inc. provides software products and services for automating and integrating data and work flows across the investment management organization, as well as between the investment management organization and external parties worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 69.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Advent Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advent Software as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Advent Software Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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3D Systems Corporation (DDD) - FREE Research Report

Loewenbaum G Walter Ii who is Director at 3D Systems Corporation sold 80,000 shares at $76.56 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.03% with the 80,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.99, up $2.43, or 3.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for 3D Systems Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34,000

The average volume for 3D Systems Corporation has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. 3D Systems Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 119.14% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

3D Systems Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets 3D printers, print materials, on-demand custom parts services, and 3D authoring solutions for professionals and consumers. The company has a P/E ratio of 165.4. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate 3D Systems Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates 3D Systems Corporation 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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full 3D Systems Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tractor Supply (TSCO) - FREE Research Report

Downing Lee J who is Senior VP Store Operations at Tractor Supply sold 3,504 shares at $71.00 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior VP Store Operations owned 10,780 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.53% with the 3,504 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.09, up $2.09, or 2.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tractor Supply go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 250

The average volume for Tractor Supply has been 879,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tractor Supply has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 62.47% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Tractor Supply Company operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.8. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Tractor Supply a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tractor Supply as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. 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 Tractor Supply Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alon USA Energy (ALJ) - FREE Research Report

Morris Jeff D who is Vice Chairman of the Board at Alon USA Energy sold 25,000 shares at $11.05 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman of the Board owned 598,182 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.01% with the 25,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.00, up $0.95, or 7.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alon USA Energy go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,169
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 24,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 384,669

The average volume for Alon USA Energy has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alon USA Energy has a market cap of $777.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 37.42% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Alon USA Energy, Inc. engages in refining and marketing petroleum products primarily in the South Central, Southwestern, and Western regions of the United States. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.0. Currently there are no analysts that rate Alon USA Energy a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alon USA Energy as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Alon USA Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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