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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Level 3 Communications (LVLT) - FREE Research Report

Clemins Archie who is Director at Level 3 Communications sold 1,000 shares at $30.32 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 41,585 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.35% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.52, up $0.20, or 0.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Level 3 Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 26,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 43,450
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,450

The average volume for Level 3 Communications has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Level 3 Communications has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 31.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services primarily in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Level 3 Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Level 3 Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Level 3 Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Semtech Corporation (SMTC) - FREE Research Report

Maheswaran Mohan who is President and CEO at Semtech Corporation sold 2,000 shares at $29.50 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 139,662 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.41% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.69, up $0.19, or 0.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Semtech Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,359
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,359
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,864

The average volume for Semtech Corporation has been 552,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Semtech Corporation has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 1.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Semtech Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed signal semiconductor products. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.3. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Semtech Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Semtech Corporation as a buy. 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, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Semtech Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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