Insider Trading Alert - VZ, XOM, THC And SHOO 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:

Verizon Communications (VZ) - FREE Research Report

Milch Randal S who is EVP - Pub Policy & Gen Counsel at Verizon Communications sold 2,823 shares at $50.35 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP - Pub Policy & Gen Counsel owned 17,496 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.89% with the 2,823 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.88, up $0.53, or 1.04% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Verizon Communications has been 15.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Verizon Communications has a market cap of $145.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 17.31% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Verizon Communications Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses, and governmental agencies worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 66.8. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Verizon Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Verizon Communications as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Verizon Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - FREE Research Report

Spellings James M Jr who is Vice Pres. & Gen. Tax Counsel at Exxon Mobil Corporation sold 2,629 shares at $95.44 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Pres. & Gen. Tax Counsel owned 117,450 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.19% with the 2,629 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.14, down $0.30, or 0.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Exxon Mobil Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,662
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,662

The average volume for Exxon Mobil Corporation has been 12.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $417.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 10.28% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products. The company also transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. It has approximately 37,228 gross and 31,264 net operated wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.64%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Exxon Mobil Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tenet Healthcare (THC) - FREE Research Report

Pitts Keith B who is Vice Chairman at Tenet Healthcare bought 6,250 shares at $43.13 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 25,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.33% with the 6,250 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.43, down $1.70, or 4.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tenet Healthcare go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 18,750
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 18,750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,873
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 18,750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,873

The average volume for Tenet Healthcare has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tenet Healthcare has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 25.13% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health care services company, owns and operates acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, urgent care centers, and related health care facilities in the United States. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Tenet Healthcare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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Steven Madden (SHOO) - FREE Research Report

Rosenfeld Edward R. who is CEO and Chairman of the Board at Steven Madden sold 109,000 shares at $37.77 on Nov. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO and Chairman of the Board owned 290,562 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.28% with the 109,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.48, up $0.71, or 1.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Steven Madden go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,687

The average volume for Steven Madden has been 486,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Steven Madden has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 36.52% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Steven Madden, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, sources, markets, and sells fashion-forward name brand and private label footwear for women, men, and children. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Steven Madden a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Steven Madden 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, reasonable valuation levels 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 Steven Madden Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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