Insider Trading Alert - LAD, INTU, UHS, KNX And BYI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 16, 2013, 116 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $164.25 to $16,145,446.22.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Lithia Motors (LAD) - FREE Research Report

Roberts Kenneth E who is Director at Lithia Motors sold 1,000 shares at $67.95 on Dec. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 150,511 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.66% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.07, up $1.12, or 1.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lithia Motors go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,000

The average volume for Lithia Motors has been 347,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lithia Motors has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 83.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive franchisee and retailer of new and used vehicles in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Lithia Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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Intuit (INTU) - FREE Research Report

Fennell Laura A who is SVP, Gen.Counsel & Corp. Sec. at Intuit sold 8,226 shares at $75.09 on Dec. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Gen.Counsel & Corp. Sec. owned 623 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 92.96% with the 8,226-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.74, down $0.35, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Intuit go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,998
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 59,431

The average volume for Intuit has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Intuit has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 26.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers, and accounting professionals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, and Singapore. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.8. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Intuit a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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

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Universal Health Services (UHS) - FREE Research Report

Miller Alan B who is Chairman and CEO at Universal Health Services sold 10,000 shares at $80.76 on Dec. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 567,004 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.73% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Miller Marc D who is President at Universal Health Services sold 10,000 shares at $80.88 on Dec. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the President owned 55,763 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.21% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $80.30, down $0.58, or 0.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal Health Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,500

The average volume for Universal Health Services has been 702,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Health Services has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 67.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Universal Health Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and radiation oncology centers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Universal Health Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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Knight Transportation (KNX) - FREE Research Report

Knight L Randy who is Vice Chairman at Knight Transportation sold 3,800 shares at $17.61 on Dec. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 5.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 3,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.99, up $0.38, or 2.11% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Knight Transportation has been 643,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Knight Transportation has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 21.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Knight Transportation, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short to medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities primarily in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.35%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Knight Transportation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Knight Transportation 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, solid stock price performance 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 Knight Transportation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Bally Technologies (BYI) - FREE Research Report

Mckenna William Andrew who is Director at Bally Technologies sold 6,383 shares at $74.72 on Dec. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,843 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 35.02% with the 6,383-share transaction.

Connelly John who is VP, Business Development at Bally Technologies sold 1,796 shares at $75.00 on Dec. 16, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Business Development owned 18,032 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.06% with the 1,796-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.73, down $0.27, or 0.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Bally Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 75,854

The average volume for Bally Technologies has been 436,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bally Technologies has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 67.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Bally Technologies, Inc., a gaming company, designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced technology-based gaming devices, systems, server-based solutions, custom mobile applications, and interactive applications in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Bally Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bally Technologies 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, compelling growth in net income and reasonable 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 Bally Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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