Insider Trading Alert - KR, ECL, NATI, ROP And AMP Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 10, 2013, 123 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $495.90 to $1,382,884,839.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kroger (KR) - FREE Research Report

Perry M Marnette who is Senior Vice President at Kroger sold 10,000 shares at $40.35 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 127,015 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.3% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.49, up $0.14, or 0.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kroger go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,675
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,684

The average volume for Kroger has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kroger has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 55.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.63%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kroger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Kroger Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ecolab (ECL) - FREE Research Report

Corkrean John J who is Sr.VP and Corporate Controller at Ecolab sold 400 shares at $105.77 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr.VP and Corporate Controller owned 12,763 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.04% with the 400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $104.53, down $1.24, or 1.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ecolab go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,075

The average volume for Ecolab has been 908,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ecolab has a market cap of $31.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 47.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Ecolab Inc. develops and markets programs, products, and services for hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial, and energy markets worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.2. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Ecolab Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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National Instruments Corporation (NATI) - FREE Research Report

Kodosky Jeffrey L who is Director at National Instruments Corporation sold 4,000 shares at $30.33 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 981,180 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.41% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.13, down $0.20, or 0.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for National Instruments Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,255
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,271
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 101,271

The average volume for National Instruments Corporation has been 399,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Instruments Corporation has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 17.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

National Instruments Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells tools to engineers and scientists worldwide. It offers LabVIEW, a system design software product for measurement and control; and LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA that are strategic modular software add-ons. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.1. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates National Instruments Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates National Instruments 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full National Instruments Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Roper Industries (ROP) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Robert D who is Director at Roper Industries sold 3,000 shares at $128.85 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.09% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $129.78, up $0.93, or 0.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Roper Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,750

The average volume for Roper Industries has been 420,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Roper Industries has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 16.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes radio frequency (RF) products and services, industrial technology products, energy systems and controls, and medical and scientific imaging products and software. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.51%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Roper Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Roper Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Roper Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ameriprise Financial (AMP) - FREE Research Report

Stewart David Kent who is Sr Vice Pres and Controller at Ameriprise Financial sold 1,000 shares at $109.13 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr Vice Pres and Controller owned 19,543 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.87% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $107.48, down $1.65, or 1.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ameriprise Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,208
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 120,063

The average volume for Ameriprise Financial has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameriprise Financial has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 74.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ameriprise Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ameriprise Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income 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 Ameriprise Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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