Insider Trading Alert - AN, CONN, KORS, IMPV And AWAY Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 18, 2013, 124 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,000.00 to $864,567,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

AutoNation (AN) - FREE Research Report

Lampert Edward S who is 10% Owner at AutoNation sold 517,904 shares at $50.11 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 26.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.89% with the 517,904-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.46, up $0.35, or 0.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AutoNation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 104,235
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 105,493
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.8 million

The average volume for AutoNation has been 959,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. AutoNation has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 24.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates AutoNation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AutoNation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 AutoNation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Conn's (CONN) - FREE Research Report

Wright Theodore M who is President and CEO at Conn's sold 15,000 shares at $77.08 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 159,560 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.59% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.20, down $2.88, or 3.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Conn's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 39,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 43,341

The average volume for Conn's has been 979,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Conn's has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 145.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Conn's, Inc. is engaged in the specialty retail of durable consumer products in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.3. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Conn's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Conn's 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Conn's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) - FREE Research Report

Russell Britton who is SVP, Global Operations at Michael Kors Holdings sold 403 shares at $75.14 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global Operations owned 4,120 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.91% with the 403-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.02, up $8.88, or 10.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Michael Kors Holdings go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,125
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,125
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,000

The average volume for Michael Kors Holdings has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Michael Kors Holdings has a market cap of $16.9 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 64.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited engages in the design, marketing, distribution, and retailing of branded women's apparel and accessories, and men's apparel. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Licensing. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.7. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Michael Kors Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Michael Kors Holdings as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Michael Kors Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Imperva (IMPV) - FREE Research Report

Shulman Amichai who is Chief Technology Officer at Imperva sold 10,090 shares at $45.00 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Technology Officer owned 106,640 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.64% with the 10,090-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.31, up $1.31, or 2.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Imperva go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,997
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,667
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,667

The average volume for Imperva has been 325,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Imperva has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 43.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Imperva, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, service, and support of business security solutions that provide visibility and control over high value business data across critical systems within the data center. The company operates in two segments, Imperva and Incapsula. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Imperva a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Imperva as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Imperva Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HomeAway (AWAY) - FREE Research Report

Sharples Brian who is President and CEO at HomeAway sold 150,000 shares at $35.61 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 183,225 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 45.01% with the 150,000-share transaction.

Brody Jeffrey D who is Director at HomeAway sold 1.1 million shares at $35.61 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 623 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 99.94% with the 1.1 million-share transaction.

Shepherd Carl Gordon who is Chief Strategy & Dev. Officer at HomeAway sold 48,000 shares at $35.61 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Strategy & Dev. Officer owned 273,485 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.93% with the 48,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.59, up $3.98, or 10.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HomeAway go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,183
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 46,984
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 97,880

The average volume for HomeAway has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HomeAway has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 75.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

HomeAway, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry worldwide. Its vacation rental properties include homes, condominiums, villas, and cabins to the public on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis. The company has a P/E ratio of 138.1. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate HomeAway a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HomeAway 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full HomeAway Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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