Insider Trading Alert - QCOM, XRX, BLK, ABFS And HMSY 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:

Qualcomm (QCOM) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Margaret L who is Executive Vice President at Qualcomm sold 8,274 shares at $71.85 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 24,129 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.53% with the 8,274 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.64, down $0.21, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Qualcomm go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,321
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,598
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,016

The average volume for Qualcomm has been 10.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Qualcomm has a market cap of $121.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 16.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

QUALCOMM Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital communications products and services based on code division multiple access (CDMA), orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), and other technologies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Qualcomm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Qualcomm 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Qualcomm Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Xerox Corporation (XRX) - FREE Research Report

Liu Don H who is Sr Vice Pres, Gen Coun & Sec'y at Xerox Corporation sold 20,000 shares at $11.06 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr Vice Pres, Gen Coun & Sec'y owned 153,799 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.51% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.00, down $0.06, or 0.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Xerox Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,243
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 287,200

The average volume for Xerox Corporation has been 12.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Xerox Corporation has a market cap of $13.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 62.61% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Xerox Corporation provides business process and document management services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Xerox Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Xerox Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Xerox Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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BlackRock (BLK) - FREE Research Report

Fairbairn Robert W who is Senior Managing Director at BlackRock sold 6,650 shares at $303.03 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Managing Director owned 76,754 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.97% with the 6,650 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $302.90, down $0.13, or 0.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for BlackRock go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,616

The average volume for BlackRock has been 672,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. BlackRock has a market cap of $50.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 47.04% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BlackRock as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 BlackRock Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Arkansas Best Corporation (ABFS) - FREE Research Report

Johns Michael R who is VP - Gen Counsel & Corp Sec at Arkansas Best Corporation sold 5,000 shares at $32.45 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP - Gen Counsel & Corp Sec owned 36,641 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.01% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.94, down $0.51, or 1.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Arkansas Best Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,952
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,952

The average volume for Arkansas Best Corporation has been 551,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Arkansas Best Corporation has a market cap of $824.9 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 235.71% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Arkansas Best Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides freight transportation services and solutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.37%. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Arkansas Best Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Arkansas Best Corporation as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Arkansas Best Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HMS Holdings Corporation (HMSY) - FREE Research Report

Perrin Maria who is Chief Marketing Officer at HMS Holdings Corporation sold 20,000 shares at $22.07 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Marketing Officer owned 48,776 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.08% with the 20,000 share transaction.

Nustad Cynthia who is Cio at HMS Holdings Corporation sold 667 shares at $22.03 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Cio owned 24,185 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.68% with the 667 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.69, up $0.66, or 2.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HMS Holdings Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 72,000

The average volume for HMS Holdings Corporation has been 764,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. HMS Holdings Corporation has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 14.78% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

HMS Holdings Corp. provides cost containment services to government and private healthcare payers and sponsors. The company's services include co-ordination of benefits and program integrity services. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate HMS Holdings Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HMS Holdings Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. 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 HMS Holdings Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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