Insider Trading Alert - UNP, ETFC, LHO, HTWR And TDS Traded By Insiders

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

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:

Union Pacific (UNP) - FREE Research Report

Donohue Thomas J who is Director at Union Pacific sold 14,162 shares at $163.14 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,554 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 75.67% with the 14,162-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $164.07, up $0.93, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Union Pacific go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,519

The average volume for Union Pacific has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Union Pacific has a market cap of $74.8 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 30.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Union Pacific a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on UNP - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Union Pacific as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Union Pacific Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

E*Trade Financial (ETFC) - FREE Research Report

Lawson Rodger A who is Director at E*Trade Financial bought 2,754 shares at $18.15 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 27,169 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.28% with the 2,754-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.25, up $0.10, or 0.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for E*Trade Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,634
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,634
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,634

The average volume for E*Trade Financial has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. E*Trade Financial has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 104.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides online brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand in the United States. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate E*Trade Financial a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on ETFC - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates E*Trade Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full E*Trade Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO) - FREE Research Report

Young Alfred L. who is EVP and COO at LaSalle Hotel Properties sold 9,144 shares at $30.11 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP and COO owned 53,579 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.58% with the 9,144-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.31, up $0.20, or 0.67% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for LaSalle Hotel Properties has been 854,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. LaSalle Hotel Properties has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

LaSalle Hotel Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the purchase, ownership, redevelopment, and leasing of primarily upscale and luxury full-service hotels in convention, resort, and urban business markets in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.71%. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.1. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate LaSalle Hotel Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on LHO - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LaSalle Hotel Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full LaSalle Hotel Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Heartware International (HTWR) - FREE Research Report

Thomas Robert Bain who is Director at Heartware International sold 2,500 shares at $95.54 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,800 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.25% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $94.34, down $1.20, or 1.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heartware International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,110

The average volume for Heartware International has been 186,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heartware International has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 13.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

HeartWare International, Inc., a medical device company, engages in developing and manufacturing miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices (VAD) for the treatment of advanced heart failure in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Heartware International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on HTWR - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Heartware International as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its disappointing return on equity. Get the full Heartware International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) - FREE Research Report

Davis Clarence A who is Director at Telephone and Data Systems sold 250 shares at $27.06 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,110 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.93% with the 250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.12, down $0.94, or 3.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Telephone and Data Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,373

The average volume for Telephone and Data Systems has been 580,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Telephone and Data Systems has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 20.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a diversified telecommunications service company, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Telephone and Data Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on TDS - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Telephone and Data Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Telephone and Data Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Data for this article provided by Zacks Investment Research
null