Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on MCHP - FREETheStreet 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. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.