Insider Trading Alert - CTL, CNQR, EXPR, DLTR And SGEN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 5, 2013, 115 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $322.40 to $43,442,751.80.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

CenturyLink (CTL) - FREE Research Report

Melville C G Jr who is Director at CenturyLink sold 500 shares at $30.79 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,738 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.91% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.13, up $0.34, or 1.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CenturyLink go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,113

The average volume for CenturyLink has been 4.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CenturyLink has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 21.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CenturyLink, Inc. operates as an integrated telecommunications company in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7%. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate CenturyLink a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CenturyLink as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full CenturyLink Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Concur Technologies (CNQR) - FREE Research Report

Pelzer Francis J. who is Chief Financial Officer at Concur Technologies sold 1,000 shares at $95.67 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 22,756 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.21% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.79, up $0.12, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Concur Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,175
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,175
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 133,629

The average volume for Concur Technologies has been 533,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Concur Technologies has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 41.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Concur Technologies, Inc. provides integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies worldwide. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Concur Technologies a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Concur Technologies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Concur Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Express (EXPR) - FREE Research Report

Rafferty John J who is EVP - Planning and Allocation at Express sold 6,900 shares at $25.00 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP - Planning and Allocation owned 135,425 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.85% with the 6,900-share transaction.

St. Pierre Jeanne L who is EVP - Stores at Express sold 10,000 shares at $25.00 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP - Stores owned 238,078 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.03% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Tilson Douglas H who is EVP - Real Estate at Express sold 6,100 shares at $25.00 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP - Real Estate owned 106,473 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.42% with the 6,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.16, down $5.84, or 30.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Express go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,571
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 129,377
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 222,247

The average volume for Express has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Express has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 26.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessory retailer primarily in the United States. Its stores provide apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years old across various aspects of the lifestyles comprising work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Express a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Express as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Express Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Dollar Tree Stores (DLTR) - FREE Research Report

Hall Conrad M. who is Director at Dollar Tree Stores bought 2,000 shares at $55.30 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 33,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.45% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.20, down $0.10, or 0.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dollar Tree Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 262
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,185
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,281

The average volume for Dollar Tree Stores has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dollar Tree Stores has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 36.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Dollar Tree, Inc. operates discount variety stores in the United States and Canada. Its stores offer merchandise at the fixed price of $1.00. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Dollar Tree Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dollar Tree Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Dollar Tree Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Seattle Genetics (SGEN) - FREE Research Report

Baker Felix who is Director at Seattle Genetics bought 1.0 million shares at $43.19 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 351,151 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 153.63% with the 1.0 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.61, up $0.42, or 0.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Seattle Genetics go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 102,000

The average volume for Seattle Genetics has been 835,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Seattle Genetics has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 91.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Seattle Genetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, focuses on the development and commercialization of monoclonal antibody-based therapies for cancer. Its product candidate, ADCETRIS, has accelerated approval form the U.S. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Seattle Genetics a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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