Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on VMI - FREETheStreet 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. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.