Insider Trading Alert - KSU, CRS, BEN, MKL And DPZ Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 134 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $99.28 to $13,815,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kansas City Southern (KSU) - FREE Research Report

Zozaya Delano Jose Guillermo who is President & Exec Rep of Sub at Kansas City Southern sold 300 shares at $120.23 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & Exec Rep of Sub owned 38,313 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.78% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $119.90, down $0.33, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kansas City Southern go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,655
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,655

The average volume for Kansas City Southern has been 654,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kansas City Southern has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 41.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kansas City Southern, through its subsidiaries, engages in the freight rail transportation business. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.73%. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.5. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Kansas City Southern a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kansas City Southern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Kansas City Southern Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) - FREE Research Report

Karol Steven E who is Director at Carpenter Technology Corporation sold 5,000 shares at $60.98 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 597,233 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.83% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.50, up $1.52, or 2.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carpenter Technology Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 49,299
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,299
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,299

The average volume for Carpenter Technology Corporation has been 334,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carpenter Technology Corporation has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 20.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Carpenter Technology Corporation manufactures, fabricates, and distributes specialty metals worldwide. It operates in three segments: Specialty Alloys Operations, Latrobe, and Performance Engineered Products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Carpenter Technology Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carpenter Technology Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Carpenter Technology Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Franklin Resources (BEN) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Gregory E who is Chairman, CEO and President at Franklin Resources sold 29,950 shares at $54.63 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman, CEO and President owned 1.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.58% with the 29,950-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.94, up $0.31, or 0.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Franklin Resources go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 56,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 56,000

The average volume for Franklin Resources has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Franklin Resources has a market cap of $34.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 29.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Franklin Resources Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It manages, through its subsidiary, separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Franklin Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Franklin Resources 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, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Franklin Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Eby Douglas C who is Director at Markel Corporation sold 34 shares at $558.15 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 620 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.2% with the 34-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $564.80, up $6.65, or 1.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,296
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,596

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 47,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 28.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.9. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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 Markel Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Domino's Pizza (DPZ) - FREE Research Report

Brandon David who is Director at Domino's Pizza sold 14,000 shares at $69.02 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,398 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.62% with the 14,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.97, up $1.95, or 2.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Domino's Pizza go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,250

The average volume for Domino's Pizza has been 524,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Domino's Pizza has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 59.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Domino's Pizza, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a pizza delivery company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Domestic Stores, Domestic Supply Chain, and International. It sells and delivers pizzas under the Domino's Pizza brand name. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Domino's Pizza a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Domino's Pizza as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Domino's Pizza Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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