Insider Trading Alert - RAX, UDR, SLGN, GSVC And HERO Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 163 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $60.69 to $52,812,500,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Rackspace Hosting (RAX) - FREE Research Report

Bishkin S. James who is Director at Rackspace Hosting sold 20,000 shares at $42.57 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 55,270 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.57% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.83, down $0.74, or 1.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rackspace Hosting go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 209,182

The average volume for Rackspace Hosting has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rackspace Hosting has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 43.18% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cloud computing services, managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.2. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Rackspace Hosting a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rackspace Hosting 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 reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Rackspace Hosting Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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UDR (UDR) - FREE Research Report

Toomey Thomas W who is Chief Executive Officer at UDR sold 10,000 shares at $24.00 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 984,368 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.01% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.61, down $0.39, or 1.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for UDR go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 77,400

The average volume for UDR has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. UDR has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 0.13% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.94%. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate UDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates UDR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full UDR Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Silgan Holdings (SLGN) - FREE Research Report

Lewis Robert B who is Executive VP and CFO at Silgan Holdings sold 35,000 shares at $45.11 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive VP and CFO owned 189,005 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.62% with the 35,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.57, up $1.46, or 3.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Silgan Holdings go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,638
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,638

The average volume for Silgan Holdings has been 228,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Silgan Holdings has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 12.73% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Silgan Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries manufacture and sell rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Metal Containers, Closures, and Plastic Containers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Silgan Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Silgan Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Silgan Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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GSV Capital (GSVC) - FREE Research Report

Moe Michael T. who is President & CEO at GSV Capital bought 545 shares at $13.15 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 13,145 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.33% with the 545 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.91, down $1.24, or 10.41% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for GSV Capital has been 938,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. GSV Capital has a market cap of $255.0 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 56.58% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

GSV Capital Corp. is a BDC fund specializing in investments in emerging growth companies and venture-backed private companies. It may also invest in select publicly-traded equity securities of companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate GSV Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates GSV Capital as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that revenues have generally been declining. Get the full GSV Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hercules Offshore (HERO) - FREE Research Report

Pilenko Thierry who is Director at Hercules Offshore sold 6,866 shares at $7.16 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 59,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.42% with the 6,866 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.00, down $0.16, or 2.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hercules Offshore go as follows:

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

The average volume for Hercules Offshore has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hercules Offshore has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 16.05% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Hercules Offshore, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Hercules Offshore a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hercules Offshore as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Hercules Offshore Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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