Insider Trading Alert - VMI, HPQ, BRCD, P And TROX 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:

Valmont Industries (VMI) - FREE Research Report

Desigio Brian J who is VP Corporate Development at Valmont Industries sold 150 shares at $145.44 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP Corporate Development owned 4,622 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.14% with the 150-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $144.58, down $0.86, or 0.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Valmont Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,000

The average volume for Valmont Industries has been 302,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Valmont Industries has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 6.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Valmont Industries, Inc. produces and sells fabricated metal products in the United States, Australia, China, France, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Engineered Infrastructure Products, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, and Irrigation. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.69%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Valmont Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Valmont Industries 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, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Valmont Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) - FREE Research Report

Lesjak Catherine A who is Evp & Cfo at Hewlett-Packard sold 49,597 shares at $27.08 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 19,351 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 71.93% with the 49,597-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.58, up $1.50, or 5.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hewlett-Packard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,000

The average volume for Hewlett-Packard has been 16.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $52.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 92.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hewlett-Packard a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hewlett-Packard as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, 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 poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Hewlett-Packard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) - FREE Research Report

Fairfax Daniel W who is CFO, VP of Finance at Brocade Communications Systems sold 25,000 shares at $8.75 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the CFO, VP of Finance owned 125,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.67% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.58, down $0.17, or 1.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brocade Communications Systems go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,175
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,175

The average volume for Brocade Communications Systems has been 6.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brocade Communications Systems has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 60.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. engages in the supply of Internet protocol based Ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking (SAN) solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Brocade Communications Systems a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brocade Communications Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Brocade Communications Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Pandora Media (P) - FREE Research Report

Fleming-Wood Simon who is Chief Marketing Officer at Pandora Media sold 4,400 shares at $28.28 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Marketing Officer owned 116,321 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.64% with the 4,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.93, up $1.65, or 5.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pandora Media go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 89,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 245,414
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 550,414

The average volume for Pandora Media has been 11.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pandora Media has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 207.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pandora Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Pandora Media Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tronox (TROX) - FREE Research Report

Casey Thomas who is Chairman, CEO at Tronox bought 20,000 shares at $21.32 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman, CEO owned 45,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 80% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.37, up $0.05, or 0.21% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Tronox has been 649,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tronox has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 16.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Tronox Limited produces and markets titanium ore and titanium dioxide in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. It offers titanium dioxide pigment, which is used in consumer products, such as paint, plastic, and certain specialty products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.69%. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Tronox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tronox as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Tronox Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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