Insider Trading Alert - SF, INFN, SM, SYK And NLSN Traded By Insiders

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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, 160 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $788.24 to $484,583,953.98.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Nesi Victor who is Director at Stifel Financial sold 30,000 shares at $45.32 on Nov. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 119,888 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.01% with the 30,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.91, down $0.41, or 0.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 201,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 236,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 484,449

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 444,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stifel Financial has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 41.16% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Stifel Financial Corp., a financial holding company, provides retail and institutional brokerage, and investment banking services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Stifel Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stifel Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Stifel Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Infinera Corporation (INFN) - FREE Research Report

Welch David F who is President at Infinera Corporation sold 10,000 shares at $9.00 on Nov. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the President owned 879,493 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.12% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.15, up $0.15, or 1.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Infinera Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 62,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 75,000

The average volume for Infinera Corporation has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Infinera Corporation has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 57.66% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Infinera Corporation provides optical networking equipment, software, and services to communications service providers, Internet content providers, cable operators, and subsea network operators worldwide. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Infinera Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Infinera Corporation 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Infinera Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SM Energy (SM) - FREE Research Report

Sullivan William D who is Director at SM Energy sold 15,000 shares at $91.90 on Nov. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 44,620 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.16% with the 15,000 share transaction.

Quintana Julio M who is Director at SM Energy sold 15,017 shares at $88.69 on Nov. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 18,602 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 44.67% with the 15,017 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $88.97, up $0.28, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SM Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 42,970
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 44,493
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 59,593

The average volume for SM Energy has been 897,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. SM Energy has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 70.33% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 64.0. 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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Stryker Corporation (SYK) - FREE Research Report

Stryker Ronda E who is Director at Stryker Corporation sold 14,000 shares at $74.78 on Nov. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.12% with the 14,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.76, down $0.02, or 0.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stryker Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Stryker Corporation has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stryker Corporation has a market cap of $28.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 36.01% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company, provides reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products for doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.0. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Stryker Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stryker Corporation as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Stryker Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Nielsen Holdings (NLSN) - FREE Research Report

Bressler Richard J who is Director at Nielsen Holdings sold 6.2 million shares at $39.09 on Nov. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 25.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.83% with the 6.2 million share transaction.

Thomas H. Lee Advisors (Alternative) VI, Ltd. who is 10% Owner at Nielsen Holdings sold 12.4 million shares at $39.09 on Nov. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 6.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.43% with the 12.4 million share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.14, up $4.05, or 9.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nielsen Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,064
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,064
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,064

The average volume for Nielsen Holdings has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nielsen Holdings has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 40.34% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Nielsen Holdings N.V., an information and measurement company, provides media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers buy and watch on a global and local basis. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.7. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Nielsen Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nielsen Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Nielsen Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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