Insider Trading Alert - MCHP, B, ZION, D And JDSU Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 21, 2013, 155 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $250.02 to $153,391,332.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Microchip Technology (MCHP) - FREE Research Report

Little Mitchell R who is VP, WW Sales and Appns. at Microchip Technology sold 2,382 shares at $42.94 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, WW Sales and Appns. owned 6,750 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.08% with the 2,382 share transaction.

Drehobl Stephen V who is VP, MCU8 Division at Microchip Technology sold 3,339 shares at $42.94 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, MCU8 Division owned 11,831 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.01% with the 3,339 share transaction.

Bjornholt James Eric who is VP and CFO at Microchip Technology sold 2,559 shares at $42.94 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP and CFO owned 11,399 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.33% with the 2,559 share transaction.

Simoncic Richard J who is VP, Analog and Intrfc Prod Div at Microchip Technology sold 2,637 shares at $42.94 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Analog and Intrfc Prod Div owned 91,545 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.8% with the 2,637 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.81, up $0.87, or 1.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microchip Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,594
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,594
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,822

The average volume for Microchip Technology has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microchip Technology has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 31.27% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in developing, manufacturing, and selling semiconductor products for embedded control applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.31%. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.6. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Microchip Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Microchip Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Microchip Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Barnes Group (B) - FREE Research Report

Mangum Mylle H who is Director at Barnes Group sold 1,000 shares at $35.81 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,877 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.57% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.88, up $0.07, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Barnes Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 21,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,800

The average volume for Barnes Group has been 356,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Barnes Group has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 60.11% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Barnes Group Inc. operates as an aerospace and industrial manufacturing and service provider serving a range of end markets and customers worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Aerospace, Industrial, and Distribution. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Barnes Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Barnes Group 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, increase in net income, solid stock price performance 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 Barnes Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Zions (ZION) - FREE Research Report

Laursen Thomas E who is Sr. Vice President & at Zions sold 750 shares at $28.40 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President & owned 35,833 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.05% with the 750 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.08, up $0.68, or 2.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Zions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,822
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18,226

The average volume for Zions has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Zions has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 36.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Zions Bancorporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and related services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Zions a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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

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Dominion Resources (D) - FREE Research Report

Brown Peter W Dr who is Director at Dominion Resources bought 149 shares at $67.16 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,985 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.11% with the 149 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.56, down $0.59, or 0.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dominion Resources go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 864
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,150

The average volume for Dominion Resources has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dominion Resources has a market cap of $38.7 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 28.84% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Dominion Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in producing and transporting energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.7. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Dominion Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dominion Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Dominion Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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JDS Uniphase Corp (CA (JDSU) - FREE Research Report

Herscher Penny who is Director at JDS Uniphase Corp (CA sold 1,732 shares at $12.04 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 38,186 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.34% with the 1,732 share transaction.

Barnes Keith who is Director at JDS Uniphase Corp (CA sold 1,948 shares at $12.05 on Nov. 21, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,870 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.93% with the 1,948 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.23, up $0.18, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for JDS Uniphase Corp (CA go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,284
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 109,138
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 109,508

The average volume for JDS Uniphase Corp (CA has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. JDS Uniphase Corp (CA has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 11.11% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

JDS Uniphase Corporation provides communications test and measurement solutions, and optical products for telecommunications service providers, wireless operators, cable operators, network-equipment manufacturers, and enterprises worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate JDS Uniphase Corp (CA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates JDS Uniphase Corp (CA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full JDS Uniphase Corp (CA Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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