Insider Trading Alert - SPLK, GAS, ALSN, INVN And NATI 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:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Stein Leonard R who is SVP, General Counsel & Sec. at Splunk sold 4,782 shares at $67.87 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, General Counsel & Sec. owned 87,774 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.17% with the 4,782-share transaction.

Conte David F who is SVP & Chief Financial Officer at Splunk sold 4,782 shares at $67.55 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Financial Officer owned 110,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.17% with the 4,782-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.95, up $2.40, or 3.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,718
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,718
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 367,271

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 139.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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AGL Resources (GAS) - FREE Research Report

Somerhalder John W Ii who is Chairman, President and CEO at AGL Resources sold 3,500 shares at $46.08 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President and CEO owned 43,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.53% with the 3,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.19, up $0.11, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AGL Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 675
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 675
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,675

The average volume for AGL Resources has been 639,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. AGL Resources has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 16.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

AGL Resources Inc., an energy services holding company, distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0. Currently there are no analysts that rate AGL Resources a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AGL Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full AGL Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) - FREE Research Report

Onex Corp who is 10% Owner at Allison Transmission Holdings sold 6.3 million shares at $25.56 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 49.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.17% with the 6.3 million-share transaction.

Onex Partners GP Inc. who is 10% Owner at Allison Transmission Holdings sold 6.3 million shares at $25.56 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 49.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.17% with the 6.3 million-share transaction.

Carlyle Group Management L.L.C. who is 10% Owner at Allison Transmission Holdings sold 6.3 million shares at $25.56 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 49.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.17% with the 6.3 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.03, up $1.47, or 5.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Allison Transmission Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,505
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,847
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,873

The average volume for Allison Transmission Holdings has been 661,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Allison Transmission Holdings has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 33.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. designs and manufactures automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Allison Transmission Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Allison Transmission Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Allison Transmission Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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InvenSense (INVN) - FREE Research Report

Wilson Timothy M who is Director at InvenSense sold 40,000 shares at $16.46 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 118,808 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.19% with the 40,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.57, up $0.11, or 0.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for InvenSense go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 44,950
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 143,858

The average volume for InvenSense has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. InvenSense has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 52.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

InvenSense, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and sells micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes for motion tracking devices in consumer electronics. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate InvenSense a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates InvenSense as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation, unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full InvenSense 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 $29.95 on Dec. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 979,180 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.41% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.66, up $0.71, or 2.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for National Instruments Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,255
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 46,271
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 94,271

The average volume for National Instruments Corporation has been 394,500 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 18.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 55.0. 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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