Insider Trading Alert - WEX, SF, LNC And WCN 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:

WEX (WEX) - FREE Research Report

Smith Melissa D who is President, WEX Inc. at WEX sold 1,850 shares at $99.01 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, WEX Inc. owned 33,648 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.21% with the 1,850-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $97.08, down $1.93, or 1.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for WEX go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,268
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 34,879
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 72,647

The average volume for WEX has been 174,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. WEX has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 30.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

WEX Inc. provides corporate card payment solutions in North and South America, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates in two segments, Fleet Payment Solutions and Other Payment Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate WEX a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates WEX 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, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full WEX Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Mulroy Thomas P who is Director at Stifel Financial sold 20,000 shares at $45.29 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 217,769 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.41% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.92, down $0.37, or 0.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 201,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 209,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 484,449

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 439,000 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 41.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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Lincoln National Corp (Radnor (LNC) - FREE Research Report

Konen Mark E who is President - Ins. Sol. and Ann. at Lincoln National Corp (Radnor sold 15,000 shares at $52.00 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the President - Ins. Sol. and Ann. owned 45,457 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.81% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.26, down $0.74, or 1.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lincoln National Corp (Radnor go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,087
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,487

The average volume for Lincoln National Corp (Radnor has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lincoln National Corp (Radnor has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 99.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company operates in Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Lincoln National Corp (Radnor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lincoln National Corp (Radnor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive 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 Lincoln National Corp (Radnor Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Waste Connections (WCN) - FREE Research Report

Eddie David who is VP and Corporate Controller at Waste Connections sold 4,000 shares at $44.00 on Dec. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP and Corporate Controller owned 71,603 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.29% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.26, up $0.26, or 0.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Waste Connections go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 29,650
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 47,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,503

The average volume for Waste Connections has been 552,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Waste Connections has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 31.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated solid waste services company, provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services. The company operates in four segments: Western, Central, Eastern, and Exploration and Production (E&P). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.2. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Waste Connections a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Waste Connections as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. 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 Waste Connections Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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