Insider Trading Alert - ASNA, SLH, ALXN, JAH And ITW Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 11, 2013, 145 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $117.00 to $353,142,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) - FREE Research Report

Robinson Ronald who is Pres, Global Sourcing at Ascena Retail Group sold 2,145 shares at $20.38 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres, Global Sourcing owned 21,441 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.09% with the 2,145-share transaction.

Sullivan John J. who is EVP - Chief Operating Officer at Ascena Retail Group sold 2,640 shares at $20.43 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP - Chief Operating Officer owned 13,508 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.35% with the 2,640-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.10, down $0.33, or 1.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ascena Retail Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,148
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 193,413
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 193,413

The average volume for Ascena Retail Group has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ascena Retail Group has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 9.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women, and tween girls and boys. The company operates under the Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn, and Catherines segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ascena Retail Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ascena Retail Group 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, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Ascena Retail Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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