Insider Trading Alert - ACT, TSS, WFT, LNKD And CYS Traded By Insiders

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Yesterday, Nov. 19, 2013, 167 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $93.28 to $173,250,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Actavis (ACT) - FREE Research Report

Stewart Robert A who is Pres-Global Operations at Actavis sold 10,000 shares at $164.44 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres-Global Operations owned 49,253 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.88% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $145.10, down $19.34, or 13.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Actavis go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,013
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 145,976

The average volume for Actavis has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Actavis has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 62.01% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Actavis plc, an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on ACT - FREE

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

Total System Services (TSS) - FREE Research Report

Lampton Mason H who is Director at Total System Services sold 1,889 shares at $30.80 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 18,077 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.46% with the 1,889 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.00, up $0.20, or 0.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Total System Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 48,988
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 171,988
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 171,988

The average volume for Total System Services has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Total System Services has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 43.79% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Total System Services, Inc. provides payment processing and other services to card-issuing and merchant acquiring institutions in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: North America Services, International Services, and Merchant Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Total System Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on TSS - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Total System 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Total System Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

Weatherford International (WFT) - FREE Research Report

Branch Antony who is VP Europe Africa Middle East at Weatherford International sold 7,629 shares at $16.98 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP Europe Africa Middle East owned 136,662 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.29% with the 7,629 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.30, down $0.68, or 4.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Weatherford International go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 88,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 78,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 88,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 78,000

The average volume for Weatherford International has been 7.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Weatherford International has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 49.15% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Weatherford International Ltd. provides equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production, and intervention of oil and natural gas wells worldwide. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Weatherford International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on WFT - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Weatherford International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Weatherford International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

LinkedIn (LNKD) - FREE Research Report

Battle A George who is Director at LinkedIn sold 101 shares at $227.96 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 22,442 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.45% with the 101 share transaction.

Kilgore Leslie J who is Director at LinkedIn sold 101 shares at $227.96 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,442 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.97% with the 101 share transaction.

Sze David L who is Director at LinkedIn sold 6,250 shares at $230.47 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 179,438 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.37% with the 6,250 share transaction.

Henke David who is SVP, Operations at LinkedIn sold 2,188 shares at $225.48 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Operations owned 21,898 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.08% with the 2,188 share transaction.

Scott James Kevin who is SVP, Engineering & Operations at LinkedIn sold 2,188 shares at $225.56 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Engineering & Operations owned 33,994 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.05% with the 2,188 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $221.60, down $3.96, or 1.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LinkedIn go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 129,909

The average volume for LinkedIn has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LinkedIn has a market cap of $22.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 93.41% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. The company has a P/E ratio of 740.2. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on LNKD - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LinkedIn as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full LinkedIn Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

CYS Investments (CYS) - FREE Research Report

Hughes Jeffrey who is Director at CYS Investments sold 50,000 shares at $8.27 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 104,555 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.35% with the 50,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.11, down $0.16, or 2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CYS Investments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 34,633
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 34,248
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 34,633
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 34,248
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34,633

The average volume for CYS Investments has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CYS Investments has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 30.65% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

CYS Investments, Inc., a specialty finance company, makes leveraged investments in whole-pool residential mortgage pass-through securities where the principal and interest payments are guaranteed. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 16.61%. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CYS Investments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on CYS - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CYS Investments as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full CYS Investments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.

Data for this article provided by Zacks Investment Research
null

If you liked this article you might like

The Hottest Investing Plays in the Booming Weed Industry for 2018

The Hottest Investing Plays in the Booming Weed Industry for 2018

Icahn Bets on Allergan's Brett Saunders in Post-Pfizer Era

Icahn Bets on Allergan's Brett Saunders in Post-Pfizer Era

What Bill Ackman's Voice Could Mean for the Valeant Board Room

What Bill Ackman's Voice Could Mean for the Valeant Board Room

Jim Cramer: There’s No Way We’ll See More Railroad M&A

Jim Cramer: There’s No Way We’ll See More Railroad M&A

Federal Reserve to Reassess Global Risks in Minutes on Wednesday

Federal Reserve to Reassess Global Risks in Minutes on Wednesday