Insider Trading Alert - NVR, AN, PPS, BRCM And LGND Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 50 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $630.00 to $1,172,700,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

NVR (NVR) - FREE Research Report

Saville Paul C who is Chief Executive Officer at NVR sold 7,500 shares at $983.47 on Nov. 29, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 128,128 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.53% with the 7,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $964.03, down $19.44, or 2.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NVR go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 50
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 50
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 50

The average volume for NVR has been 35,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. NVR has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

NVR, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company engages in the construction and sale of single-family detached homes, townhomes, and condominium buildings under the trade names of Ryan Homes, NVHomes, Fox Ridge Homes, and Heartland Homes. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate NVR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NVR 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full NVR Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AutoNation (AN) - FREE Research Report

Lampert Edward S who is 10% Owner at AutoNation sold 147,997 shares at $49.38 on Nov. 29, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 27.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.53% with the 147,997 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.51, down $0.87, or 1.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AutoNation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,271
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 614,431
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.7 million

The average volume for AutoNation has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AutoNation has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 24.46% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates AutoNation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AutoNation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 AutoNation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Post Properties (PPS) - FREE Research Report

De Waal Ronald who is Director at Post Properties sold 3,600 shares at $43.05 on Nov. 29, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 112,700 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.1% with the 3,600 share transaction.

Ward David C. who is EVP & Chief Investment Officer at Post Properties sold 1,500 shares at $42.98 on Nov. 29, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Investment Officer owned 13,220 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.19% with the 1,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.60, down $0.38, or 0.89% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Post Properties has been 408,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Post Properties has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 14.19% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Post Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily develops, owns, and manages multi-family apartment communities. Post Properties, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Post Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Post Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Post Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Broadcom Corporation (BRCM) - FREE Research Report

Kim Neil Y. who is EVP, Ops. & Central Eng. at Broadcom Corporation sold 13,555 shares at $26.45 on Nov. 29, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Ops. & Central Eng. owned 198,777 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.38% with the 13,555 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.74, up $0.29, or 1.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Broadcom Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 61,701

The average volume for Broadcom Corporation has been 9.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Broadcom Corporation has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 19.93% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Broadcom Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Broadcom 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 increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Broadcom Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND) - FREE Research Report

Bvf Partners L P/Il who is 10% Owner at Ligand Pharmaceuticals sold 527,505 shares at $57.27 on Nov. 29, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.8% with the 527,505 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.02, down $2.25, or 4.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ligand Pharmaceuticals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 499
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 499
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,043
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,943

The average volume for Ligand Pharmaceuticals has been 355,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ligand Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 168.47% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a biotechnology company, engages in the acquisition and development of royalty revenue generating assets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 121.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ligand Pharmaceuticals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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