Insider Trading Alert - AKRX, FB, DUK, SWKS And ARCC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 4, 2013, 189 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $160.56 to $35,901,027,172.20.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Akorn (AKRX) - FREE Research Report

Abramowitz Kenneth who is Director at Akorn sold 5,000 shares at $25.35 on Dec. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 21,057 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.19% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.37, up $0.02, or 0.09% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Akorn has been 763,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Akorn has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 88.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Akorn, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of diagnostic and therapeutic ophthalmic pharmaceuticals products, hospital drugs, and injectable pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.9. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Akorn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Akorn 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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 Akorn Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Facebook Inc Class A (FB) - FREE Research Report

Schroepfer Michael Todd who is Chief Technology Officer at Facebook Inc Class A sold 25,000 shares at $46.90 on Dec. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Technology Officer owned 608,952 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.94% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.46, up $1.56, or 3.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Facebook Inc Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.3 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5.9 million

The average volume for Facebook Inc Class A has been 78.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Facebook Inc Class A has a market cap of $87.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 82.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. The company has a P/E ratio of 114.0. Currently there are 27 analysts that rate Facebook Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Facebook Inc Class A as a hold. 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 and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Facebook Inc Class A Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) - FREE Research Report

Yates Lloyd M who is Executive VP, Reg Utilities at Duke Energy Corporation sold 300 shares at $70.13 on Dec. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, Reg Utilities owned 43,695 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.68% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.45, down $0.68, or 0.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Duke Energy Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,323
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,423
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,912

The average volume for Duke Energy Corporation has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Duke Energy Corporation has a market cap of $49.2 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 9.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Duke Energy Corporation operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power, and International Energy. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.47%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Duke Energy Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Duke Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Duke Energy Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) - FREE Research Report

Griffin Liam who is EVP & Corporate GM at Skyworks Solutions sold 12,577 shares at $26.80 on Dec. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP & Corporate GM owned 57,071 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.06% with the 12,577-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.06, up $1.26, or 4.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Skyworks Solutions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 220,554
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 238,666
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 313,051

The average volume for Skyworks Solutions has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Skyworks Solutions has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 36.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides analog semiconductors worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Skyworks Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Skyworks Solutions 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Skyworks Solutions Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) - FREE Research Report

McKeever Steven B. who is Director at Ares Capital Corporation bought 1,650 shares at $18.16 on Dec. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,650 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,650-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.21, up $0.05, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ares Capital Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 200
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500

The average volume for Ares Capital Corporation has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ares Capital Corporation has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 3.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ares Capital Corporation specializes in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. It also makes growth capital and general refinancing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Ares Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ares Capital Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ares Capital Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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