Insider Trading Alert - MPWR, FOSL, NWBI, MAR And INSY Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 13, 2013, 134 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $14.34 to $156,760,095.40.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) - FREE Research Report

Xiao Deming who is Pres. of MPS Asia Operations at Monolithic Power Systems sold 151 shares at $32.37 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres. of MPS Asia Operations owned 8,116 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.83% with the 151-share transaction.

Moyer James C who is Director at Monolithic Power Systems sold 17,000 shares at $32.12 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 223,783 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.06% with the 17,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.68, down $0.44, or 1.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monolithic Power Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 28,681
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 322,418
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 474,578

The average volume for Monolithic Power Systems has been 361,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monolithic Power Systems has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 44.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the communications, computing, consumer, and industrial markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 82.5. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Monolithic Power Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monolithic Power Systems 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, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Monolithic Power Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fossil Group (FOSL) - FREE Research Report

Shroff Jal S who is Director at Fossil Group sold 12,762 shares at $122.41 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 485,442 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.56% with the 12,762-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $120.55, down $1.86, or 1.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fossil Group go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,496

The average volume for Fossil Group has been 674,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fossil Group has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry.

Fossil Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and distribution of consumer fashion accessories worldwide. It operates in four segments: North America Wholesale, Europe Wholesale, Asia Pacific Wholesale, and Direct to Consumer. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Fossil Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fossil Group 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, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Fossil Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Northwest (NWBI) - FREE Research Report

Long Joseph F who is Director at Northwest sold 2,225 shares at $14.48 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 69,779 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.09% with the 2,225-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.55, up $0.07, or 0.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Northwest go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 317
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 317

The average volume for Northwest has been 737,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Northwest has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 20.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Northwest Savings Bank that offers various personal and business banking solutions, investment management and trust services, and insurance products. It operates in two segments, Community Banking and Consumer Finance. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Northwest a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Northwest as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Northwest Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Marriott International (MAR) - FREE Research Report

Marriott Richard E who is 10% Owner at Marriott International sold 21,800 shares at $46.09 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.75% with the 21,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.02, down $0.07, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Marriott International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 34,808
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 82,128
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 132,128

The average volume for Marriott International has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marriott International has a market cap of $13.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 23.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Marriott International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Marriott International 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 and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Marriott International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Insys Therapeutics (INSY) - FREE Research Report

Stanley Theodore H who is Director at Insys Therapeutics bought 500 shares at $36.15 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.11, up $8.96, or 19.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Insys Therapeutics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,262
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,262
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,262

The average volume for Insys Therapeutics has been 275,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Insys Therapeutics has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

INSYS Therapeutics, Inc., a development stage company, develops pharmaceutical products that target the unmet needs of cancer patients, with a focus on cancer-supportive care. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Insys Therapeutics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Insys Therapeutics as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Insys Therapeutics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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