Insider Trading Alert - WNR, RMD, TAL, ESV And ADS Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, 166 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $98.40 to $54,600,947.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Western Refining (WNR) - FREE Research Report

Stevens Jeff A who is President & CEO at Western Refining sold 337,000 shares at $37.72 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 3.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.42% with the 337,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.32, up $0.60, or 1.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Refining go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 181,659
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 412,925
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 993,525

The average volume for Western Refining has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Refining has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 35.19% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Western Refining, Inc. operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. It operates in three segments: Refining, Wholesale, and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.31%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Western Refining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Refining as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Western Refining Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ResMed (RMD) - FREE Research Report

Sandercock Brett who is Chief Financial Officer at ResMed sold 15,000 shares at $51.06 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 94,902 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.65% with the 15,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.05, down $0.01, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ResMed go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,563
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,563
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37,063

The average volume for ResMed has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. ResMed has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 22.88% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

ResMed Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and distribution of medical equipment for treating, diagnosing, and managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate ResMed a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ResMed as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, 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 ResMed Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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TAL International Group (TAL) - FREE Research Report

Dunner Adrian who is Senior Vice President at TAL International Group sold 5,000 shares at $53.65 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 79,476 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.92% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.90, up $1.25, or 2.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for TAL International Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,566

The average volume for TAL International Group has been 364,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. TAL International Group has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 50% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TAL International Group, Inc. engages in leasing intermodal containers and chassis worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate TAL International Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates TAL International Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. 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 TAL International Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ensco PLC Class A (ESV) - FREE Research Report

Rabun Daniel Wayne who is CEO and President at Ensco PLC Class A sold 87,666 shares at $62.00 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO and President owned 279,513 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.88% with the 87,666 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.61, down $2.39, or 4.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ensco PLC Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,334
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,334
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,249

The average volume for Ensco PLC Class A has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ensco PLC Class A has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 3.05% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.0. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Ensco PLC Class A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ensco PLC Class A as a buy. 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins 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 Ensco PLC Class A Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) - FREE Research Report

Kennedy Bryan J who is EVP & President, Epsilon at Alliance Data Systems Corporation sold 1,671 shares at $247.31 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP & President, Epsilon owned 113,961 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.45% with the 1,671 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $243.25, down $4.06, or 1.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alliance Data Systems Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,168
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,609

The average volume for Alliance Data Systems Corporation has been 405,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 68.05% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Alliance Data Systems Corporation provides marketing and loyalty solutions primarily in North America. The company operates in three segments: LoyaltyOne, Epsilon, and Private Label Services and Credit. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.3. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Alliance Data Systems Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alliance Data Systems Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. 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 Alliance Data Systems Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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