Insider Trading Alert - OLED, LPLA, ASPS, ALGN And VRTS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 14, 2013, 154 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $292.50 to $467,462,888.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Universal Display Corporation (OLED) - FREE Research Report

Lacerte Lawrence who is Director at Universal Display Corporation sold 52,500 shares at $35.97 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 649,310 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.48% with the 52,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.00, up $1.03, or 2.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal Display Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 89,461
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 108,395

The average volume for Universal Display Corporation has been 662,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Display Corporation has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Universal Display Corporation engages in the research, development, and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies and materials for use in flat panel display, solid-state lighting, and other product applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 78.9. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Universal Display Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Universal Display Corporation 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Universal Display Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA) - FREE Research Report

Putnam James S who is Director at LPL Financial Holdings sold 79,697 shares at $42.06 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 223,097 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.32% with the 79,697 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.60, up $0.54, or 1.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LPL Financial Holdings go as follows:

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

The average volume for LPL Financial Holdings has been 672,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. LPL Financial Holdings has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 51.28% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. provides an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors and financial advisors at financial institutions in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate LPL Financial Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LPL Financial Holdings 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 find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full LPL Financial Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS) - FREE Research Report

Linn W Michael who is Director at Altisource Portfolio Solutions bought 715 shares at $145.74 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 176 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 132.65% with the 715 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $150.83, up $5.09, or 3.37% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Altisource Portfolio Solutions has been 105,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Altisource Portfolio Solutions has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 66.75% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides services related to real estate and mortgage portfolio management, asset recovery, and customer relationship management in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.1. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Altisource Portfolio Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Altisource Portfolio Solutions Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Align Technology (ALGN) - FREE Research Report

Danaher Corp /De/ who is 10% Owner at Align Technology sold 4.6 million shares at $54.60 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 3.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 54.52% with the 4.6 million share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.30, up $0.70, or 1.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Align Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 21,492
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,469
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 56,575

The average volume for Align Technology has been 948,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Align Technology has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 110.38% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Align Technology, Inc. operates as a medical device company primarily in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 153.6. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Align Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Align Technology 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, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Align Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS) - FREE Research Report

Bradley William Patrick Iii who is SVP, Fund Services at Virtus Investment Partners sold 478 shares at $209.11 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Fund Services owned 8,993 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.05% with the 478 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $207.00, down $2.11, or 1.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Virtus Investment Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 33
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33

The average volume for Virtus Investment Partners has been 77,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Virtus Investment Partners has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 72.42% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publically owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.0. Currently there are no analysts that rate Virtus Investment Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Virtus Investment Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, 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 Virtus Investment Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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