Insider Trading Alert - QCOM, CAKE, LNKD, FMCC And RAX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 20, 2013, 164 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $442.90 to $580,709,873.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Qualcomm (QCOM) - FREE Research Report

Stern Marc I who is Director at Qualcomm sold 42,000 shares at $71.80 on Nov. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 367,156 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.27% with the 42,000 share transaction.

Aberle Derek K who is EVP & Group President at Qualcomm sold 14,618 shares at $72.10 on Nov. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP & Group President owned 2,451 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 85.64% with the 14,618 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.96, down $1.14, or 1.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Qualcomm go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,595
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,872
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 38,290

The average volume for Qualcomm has been 10.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Qualcomm has a market cap of $121.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 16.13% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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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Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) - FREE Research Report

Cappello Alexander L who is Director at Cheesecake Factory bought 4,690 shares at $47.88 on Nov. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,690 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4,690 share transaction.

Schmick Douglas L who is Director at Cheesecake Factory bought 515 shares at $47.72 on Nov. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,785 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 40.55% with the 515 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.13, up $1.41, or 2.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cheesecake Factory go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 475
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,894
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 475
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,894

The average volume for Cheesecake Factory has been 689,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cheesecake Factory has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 46.22% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated owns and operates upscale, casual dining, full-service restaurants. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Cheesecake Factory a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cheesecake Factory as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Cheesecake Factory Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LinkedIn (LNKD) - FREE Research Report

Taylor Susan J.S. who is VP, Corporate Controller & CAO at LinkedIn sold 977 shares at $224.70 on Nov. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Corporate Controller & CAO owned 10,239 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.71% with the 977 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $219.91, down $4.79, or 2.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LinkedIn go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,419
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 52,419
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 151,078

The average volume for LinkedIn has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LinkedIn has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 92.81% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. The company has a P/E ratio of 737.9. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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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.

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Federal Home Loan Mortgage (FMCC) - FREE Research Report

Weiss Jerry who is EVP-Chief Administrative Off at Federal Home Loan Mortgage sold 35,815 shares at $2.49 on Nov. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP-Chief Administrative Off owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 35,815 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $2.42, down $0.07, or 2.85% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Federal Home Loan Mortgage has been 10.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Federal Home Loan Mortgage has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 789.73% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation provides credit guarantee for residential mortgages originated by mortgage lenders and invests in mortgage loans and mortgage-related securities in the United States. It operates in three segments: Single-Family Guarantee, Investments, and Multifamily. Currently there are no analysts that rate Federal Home Loan Mortgage a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Federal Home Loan Mortgage as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full Federal Home Loan Mortgage Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Rackspace Hosting (RAX) - FREE Research Report

Schoenbaum Alan who is Sr. V.P., GC, and Secretary at Rackspace Hosting sold 20,000 shares at $41.63 on Nov. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. V.P., GC, and Secretary owned 71,294 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.91% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.95, down $1.68, or 4.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rackspace Hosting go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 185,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 187,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 394,182

The average volume for Rackspace Hosting has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rackspace Hosting has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 46.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cloud computing services, managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 59.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Rackspace Hosting a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rackspace Hosting as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Rackspace Hosting Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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