Insider Trading Alert - SF, LVLT And SMTC 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:

Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Brautigam Allen who is Director, Branch Offices at Stifel Financial sold 2,250 shares at $44.53 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director, Branch Offices owned 23,245 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.83% with the 2,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.39, up $0.86, or 1.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 221,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 229,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 504,449

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 430,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stifel Financial has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 40.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Stifel Financial Corp., a financial holding company, provides retail and institutional brokerage, and investment banking services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Stifel Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stifel Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Stifel Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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