Insider Trading Alert - SPLK, VRA, LLL, LNG And SMTC Traded By Insiders

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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:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Smith Graham who is Director at Splunk sold 5,000 shares at $63.55 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 114,565 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.18% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.36, down $0.19, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 255,113
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 365,024

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 116.09% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vera Bradley (VRA) - FREE Research Report

Thompson David O. who is Sen. VP-Multi Channel Commerce at Vera Bradley sold 750 shares at $24.90 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sen. VP-Multi Channel Commerce owned 43,633 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.69% with the 750 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.72, down $0.18, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vera Bradley go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,750

The average volume for Vera Bradley has been 532,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vera Bradley has a market cap of $990.8 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 2.79% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Vera Bradley, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., designs, produces, markets, and retails accessories for women. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Vera Bradley a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vera Bradley as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Vera Bradley Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) - FREE Research Report

Washkowitz Alan H who is Director at L-3 Communications Holdings sold 2,000 shares at $101.71 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 39,373 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.83% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $101.86, up $0.15, or 0.15% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for L-3 Communications Holdings has been 490,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. L-3 Communications Holdings has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 32.84% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. provides command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems; aircraft modernization and maintenance; and government services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate L-3 Communications Holdings a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates L-3 Communications Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full L-3 Communications Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cheniere Energy (LNG) - FREE Research Report

Teague R Keith who is Sr. VP - Asset Group at Cheniere Energy sold 20,000 shares at $41.03 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP - Asset Group owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.68% with the 20,000 share transaction.

Rayford Greg W. who is Sr. VP and General Counsel at Cheniere Energy sold 6,500 shares at $40.94 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP and General Counsel owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.62% with the 6,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.26, down $1.68, or 4.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cheniere Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 223,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 607,500

The average volume for Cheniere Energy has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 115.97% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cheniere Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cheniere Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Cheniere Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Semtech Corporation (SMTC) - FREE Research Report

Maheswaran Mohan who is President and CEO at Semtech Corporation sold 2,000 shares at $30.41 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 141,662 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.39% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.52, down $0.89, or 3.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Semtech Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,680
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,454

The average volume for Semtech Corporation has been 558,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Semtech Corporation has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 8.32% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Semtech Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed signal semiconductor products. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.0. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Semtech Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Semtech Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Semtech Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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