Insider Trading Alert - MCHP, ALGN, APD, SM And FRGI 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:

Microchip Technology (MCHP) - FREE Research Report

Chapman Matthew W who is Director at Microchip Technology sold 7,000 shares at $43.63 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 27,763 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.14% with the 7,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.57, down $0.06, or 0.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microchip Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,315
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,315
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,543

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 $8.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 34.47% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in developing, manufacturing, and selling semiconductor products for embedded control applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.5. 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, good cash flow from operations, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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 Microchip Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Align Technology (ALGN) - FREE Research Report

Collins David E who is Director at Align Technology sold 6,000 shares at $52.66 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 18,200 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.79% with the 6,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.67, up $1.01, or 1.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Align Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4.6 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4.6 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4.7 million

The average volume for Align Technology has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Align Technology has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 94.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Align Technology, Inc. operates as a medical device company primarily in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 141.8. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Align Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Align Technology 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Align Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Air Products & Chemicals (APD) - FREE Research Report

Paull Matthew H who is Director at Air Products & Chemicals bought 3,645 shares at $109.71 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,645 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 3,645 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $110.55, up $0.84, or 0.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Air Products & Chemicals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,380
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,380
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,380

The average volume for Air Products & Chemicals has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Air Products & Chemicals has a market cap of $23.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 32.31% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Air Products & Chemicals a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Air Products & Chemicals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Air Products & Chemicals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SM Energy (SM) - FREE Research Report

Seidl John M who is Director at SM Energy sold 2,286 shares at $90.00 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,007 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.6% with the 2,286 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $89.46, down $0.54, or 0.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SM Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,667
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,190
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,290

The average volume for SM Energy has been 871,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. SM Energy has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 73.91% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.6. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate SM Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SM Energy 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 SM Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) - FREE Research Report

Meisenheimer Danny K who is COO, Pollo Tropical at Fiesta Restaurant Group sold 2,000 shares at $46.00 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the COO, Pollo Tropical owned 13,842 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.62% with the 2,000 share transaction.

Taft Timothy P who is CEO & President at Fiesta Restaurant Group sold 15,000 shares at $46.00 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO & President owned 214,906 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.52% with the 15,000 share transaction.

Zirkman Joseph A who is Vp & Gc at Fiesta Restaurant Group sold 3,000 shares at $46.00 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vp & Gc owned 124,672 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.35% with the 3,000 share transaction.

Coerver Todd who is COO, Taco Cabana at Fiesta Restaurant Group sold 1,000 shares at $46.00 on Nov. 22, 2013. Following this transaction, the COO, Taco Cabana owned 26,670 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.61% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.79, up $2.79, or 5.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fiesta Restaurant Group go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,000

The average volume for Fiesta Restaurant Group has been 298,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fiesta Restaurant Group has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 214.16% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises fast-casual restaurants in the United States. It operates its fast-casual restaurants under the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana brand names. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fiesta Restaurant Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fiesta Restaurant Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Fiesta Restaurant Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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