Insider Trading Alert - AXP, NEM, BEN, WYN And WFM Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 9, 2013, 129 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $50.16 to $353,863,400.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Express (AXP) - FREE Research Report

Jordan Vernon E Jr who is Advisor to the Board at American Express sold 46,943 shares at $84.41 on Dec. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Advisor to the Board owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 46,943-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.34, up $0.93, or 1.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Express go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,100
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,182
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,182

The average volume for American Express has been 3.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Express has a market cap of $92.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 49.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate American Express a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Express 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, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full American Express Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM) - FREE Research Report

Goldberg Gary J who is President & CEO at Newmont Mining Corporation sold 3,906 shares at $23.31 on Dec. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 36,799 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.6% with the 3,906-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.46, up $1.15, or 4.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Newmont Mining Corporation go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 192

The average volume for Newmont Mining Corporation has been 9.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Newmont Mining Corporation has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 50.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of gold and copper properties. The company's assets or operations are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Mexico, and New Zealand. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.48%. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Newmont Mining Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Newmont Mining Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Newmont Mining Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Franklin Resources (BEN) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Charles B who is 10% Owner at Franklin Resources sold 300,000 shares at $54.65 on Dec. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 4.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.23% with the 300,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.79, up $0.14, or 0.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Franklin Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 29,950
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 85,950
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 85,950

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 $34.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 30.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 0.73%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2. 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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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (WYN) - FREE Research Report

Richards Pauline who is Director at Wyndham Worldwide Corporation sold 3,000 shares at $71.88 on Dec. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,165 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 36.74% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.08, up $0.20, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wyndham Worldwide Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 86,097
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 133,839
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 134,378

The average volume for Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has been 986,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 36.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various hospitality services and products to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Wyndham Worldwide Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Whole Foods Market (WFM) - FREE Research Report

Kugelman Stephanie who is Director at Whole Foods Market sold 300 shares at $55.80 on Dec. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,530 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.83% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.50, down $0.30, or 0.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Whole Foods Market go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,380
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 117,380
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 160,380

The average volume for Whole Foods Market has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 23.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. owns and operates a chain of natural and organic foods supermarkets. The company offers produce, grocery, meat and poultry, seafood, bakery, prepared foods and catering, coffee and tea, nutritional supplements, and vitamins. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.3. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Whole Foods Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Whole Foods Market 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Whole Foods Market Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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