Insider Trading Alert - ILMN, NOC, PRAA, KAR And SPWR 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:

Illumina (ILMN) - FREE Research Report

Walt David R who is Director at Illumina sold 5,000 shares at $95.48 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 906,488 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.55% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $92.98, down $2.50, or 2.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Illumina go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,627
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,596

The average volume for Illumina has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Illumina has a market cap of $11.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 69.28% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Illumina, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and biological function in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and South Africa. The company has a P/E ratio of 110.7. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Illumina a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Illumina as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Illumina Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Northrop Grumman (NOC) - FREE Research Report

Palmer James F who is Corp. VP & CFO at Northrop Grumman sold 10,310 shares at $109.06 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Corp. VP & CFO owned 196,894 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.98% with the 10,310 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $111.00, up $1.94, or 1.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Northrop Grumman go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,303
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,303
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,203

The average volume for Northrop Grumman has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $24.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 62.92% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Northrop Grumman Corporation provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Northrop Grumman a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Northrop Grumman as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Northrop Grumman Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRAA) - FREE Research Report

Fredrickson Steven D who is President, CEO, Chairman at Portfolio Recovery Associates sold 5,000 shares at $56.64 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, CEO, Chairman owned 228,730 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.14% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.67, up $0.03, or 0.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Portfolio Recovery Associates go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,036
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,036
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,036

The average volume for Portfolio Recovery Associates has been 429,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Portfolio Recovery Associates has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 58.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., a financial and business service company, engages in the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Portfolio Recovery Associates a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Portfolio Recovery Associates 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Portfolio Recovery Associates Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KAR Auction Services (KAR) - FREE Research Report

Mehra Sanjeev K who is Director at KAR Auction Services sold 7.1 million shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 49 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7.1 million share transaction.

Goldberg Michael B who is Director at KAR Auction Services sold 11.4 million shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 11.4 million share transaction.

Hallett James P who is Chief Executive Officer at KAR Auction Services sold 26,356 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 26,356 share transaction.

Obrien Thomas C who is CEO of IAAI at KAR Auction Services sold 7,338 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO of IAAI owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7,338 share transaction.

ValueAct Holdings, L.P. who is Director at KAR Auction Services sold 5.9 million shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 5.9 million share transaction.

Moore Church M who is Director at KAR Auction Services sold 11.9 million shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 11.9 million share transaction.

Carella Thomas J. who is Director at KAR Auction Services sold 7.1 million shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 49 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7.1 million share transaction.

Loughmiller Eric M. who is Evp & Cfo at KAR Auction Services sold 791 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 791 share transaction.

KAR Holdings II, LLC who is 10% Owner at KAR Auction Services sold 27.5 million shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 27.5 million share transaction.

Byrd Warren W who is EVP of Corp Dev & Real Estate at KAR Auction Services sold 1,319 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP of Corp Dev & Real Estate owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,319 share transaction.

Clingen Brian T. who is Chairman of the Board at KAR Auction Services sold 301,442 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 301,442 share transaction.

Caruso Thomas J. who is President & CEO of ADESA at KAR Auction Services sold 1,319 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO of ADESA owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,319 share transaction.

Polak Rebecca C. who is EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary at KAR Auction Services sold 1,976 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,976 share transaction.

Vignes David who is EVP of Enterprise Optimization at KAR Auction Services sold 922 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP of Enterprise Optimization owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 922 share transaction.

Skuy Benjamin who is EVP of International Markets at KAR Auction Services sold 6,590 shares at $27.14 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP of International Markets owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 6,590 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.04, up $1.90, or 6.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KAR Auction Services go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13.8 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 48.3 million

The average volume for KAR Auction Services has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. KAR Auction Services has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 43.08% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

KAR Auction Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides vehicle auction services in North America. It operates in three segments: ADESA Auctions, IAA, and AFC. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.6. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate KAR Auction Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KAR Auction Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full KAR Auction Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SunPower Corporation (SPWR) - FREE Research Report

Boynton Charles D who is Evp & Cfo at SunPower Corporation sold 5,000 shares at $31.00 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 28,018 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.14% with the 5,000 share transaction.

Wenger Howard who is President, Regions at SunPower Corporation sold 8,500 shares at $31.00 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Regions owned 98,883 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.92% with the 8,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.86, up $3.86, or 11.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SunPower Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 54,810
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 69,052
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 208,686

The average volume for SunPower Corporation has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SunPower Corporation has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 480.78% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

SunPower Corporation, an integrated solar products and solutions company, designs, manufactures, and delivers solar electric systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power plant customers worldwide. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunPower Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SunPower Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full SunPower Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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