Insider Trading Alert - GWRE, INFN, PLCE, OXY And YELP 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:

Guidewire Software (GWRE) - FREE Research Report

Conway Craig who is Director at Guidewire Software sold 12,000 shares at $46.72 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 201,834 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.61% with the 12,000-share transaction.

Branson Kenneth W who is Director at Guidewire Software sold 25,000 shares at $45.76 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 546,532 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.37% with the 25,000-share transaction.

Hung Priscilla who is SVP, Ops and Corp Dev at Guidewire Software sold 8,200 shares at $46.57 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Ops and Corp Dev owned 22,587 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.63% with the 8,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.36, down $1.21, or 2.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Guidewire Software go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 225,157
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 413,388

The average volume for Guidewire Software has been 627,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Guidewire Software has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 54.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Guidewire Software, Inc. provides system software to the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 785.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Guidewire Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Guidewire Software 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 increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Guidewire Software Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Infinera Corporation (INFN) - FREE Research Report

Welch David F who is President at Infinera Corporation sold 10,000 shares at $9.00 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the President owned 869,493 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.14% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.48, up $0.48, or 5.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Infinera Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 75,000

The average volume for Infinera Corporation has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Infinera Corporation has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 60.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Infinera Corporation provides optical networking equipment, software, and services to communications service providers, Internet content providers, cable operators, and subsea network operators worldwide. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Infinera Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Infinera Corporation 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Infinera Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Children's Place Retail Stores (PLCE) - FREE Research Report

Scarpa Michael who is Coo, Cfo at Children's Place Retail Stores sold 2,303 shares at $53.70 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Coo, Cfo owned 48,160 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.56% with the 2,303-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.14, down $0.56, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Children's Place Retail Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 674
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,367
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,574

The average volume for Children's Place Retail Stores has been 419,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place Retail Stores has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 20.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. The company provides apparel, accessories, and shoes for children from newborn to 10 years of age. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Children's Place Retail Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Children's Place Retail Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Children's Place Retail Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) - FREE Research Report

Batchelder Eugene L. who is Director at Occidental Petroleum Corporation bought 1,000 shares at $93.71 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,574 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.98% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $93.70, down $0.01, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Occidental Petroleum Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,000

The average volume for Occidental Petroleum Corporation has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a market cap of $76.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 21.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas; Chemical; and Midstream, Marketing and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.71%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Occidental Petroleum Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Occidental Petroleum Corporation 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, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Occidental Petroleum Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Yelp (YELP) - FREE Research Report

Levine Jeremy S. who is Director at Yelp sold 339,656 shares at $60.88 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 150,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 69.37% with the 339,656-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.01, up $1.13, or 1.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Yelp go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 394,500

The average volume for Yelp has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Yelp has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 232.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Yelp, Inc. operates Yelp.com, an online urban city guide that helps people find places to eat, shop, drink, relax, and play based on the informed opinions of a community of locals in the know. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Yelp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Yelp 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 Yelp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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