Insider Trading Alert - CRS, BGC, ADBE, MKL And ACAS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 3, 2013, 126 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $225.86 to $7,867,379.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) - FREE Research Report

Hicks Thomas O who is Director at Carpenter Technology Corporation sold 15,627 shares at $60.59 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 49,513 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.99% with the 15,627-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.29, down $0.30, or 0.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carpenter Technology Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 49,299
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,299
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,299

The average volume for Carpenter Technology Corporation has been 333,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carpenter Technology Corporation has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 16.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Carpenter Technology Corporation manufactures, fabricates, and distributes specialty metals worldwide. It operates in three segments: Specialty Alloys Operations, Latrobe, and Performance Engineered Products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Carpenter Technology Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carpenter Technology Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Carpenter Technology Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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General Cable Corporation (BGC) - FREE Research Report

Welsh John E Iii who is Director at General Cable Corporation bought 8 shares at $30.00 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 86,107 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.01% with the 8-share transaction.

Siverd Robert J who is Exec. VP & General Counsel at General Cable Corporation bought 36 shares at $29.99 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec. VP & General Counsel owned 93,127 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.04% with the 36-share transaction.

Smialek Robert L who is Director at General Cable Corporation bought 13 shares at $29.99 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 30,120 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.04% with the 13-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.03, down $1.96, or 7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for General Cable Corporation go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 323

The average volume for General Cable Corporation has been 590,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. General Cable Corporation has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 7.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

General Cable Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes copper, aluminum, and fiber optic wire and cable products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.53%. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate General Cable Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates General Cable Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full General Cable Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Adobe Systems (ADBE) - FREE Research Report

Garrett Mark who is EVP, CFO & Asst. Secretary at Adobe Systems sold 15,000 shares at $56.77 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, CFO & Asst. Secretary owned 12,006 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 55.54% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.36, down $0.41, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Adobe Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,740
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,740
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 79,353

The average volume for Adobe Systems has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Adobe Systems has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 50.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.5. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Adobe Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Adobe Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Adobe Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Whitt Richard R III who is President & Co-COO at Markel Corporation sold 200 shares at $558.00 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & Co-COO owned 12,774 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.54% with the 200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $557.33, down $0.67, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,096
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,396

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 47,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 29.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.0. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Markel Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Capital (ACAS) - FREE Research Report

Hahl Neil M who is Director at American Capital sold 6,000 shares at $15.28 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,352 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.69% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.02, down $0.26, or 1.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 64,737
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 81,222
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 95,894

The average volume for American Capital has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 27.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

American Capital, Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in management and employee buyouts, leveraged finance, mezzanine, acquisition, recapitalization, middle market, and growth capital investments. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.9. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate American Capital a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Capital as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 American Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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