Insider Trading Alert - MPWR, FNSR, HWAY, KMI And DRH Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 19, 2013, 110 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $371.25 to $88,750,792.00.

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 71 shares at $32.05 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres. of MPS Asia Operations owned 8,045 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.87% with the 71-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.92, up $0.87, or 2.64% 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: 468,578

The average volume for Monolithic Power Systems has been 369,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monolithic Power Systems has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 46.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 81.8. 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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Finisar Corporation (FNSR) - FREE Research Report

Brown Christopher who is Exec.VP and General Counsel at Finisar Corporation sold 1,577 shares at $22.48 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec.VP and General Counsel owned 102,935 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.51% with the 1,577-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.74, up $0.26, or 1.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Finisar Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,332
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,574
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 428,504

The average volume for Finisar Corporation has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Finisar Corporation has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 39.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, Malaysia, China, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.5. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Finisar Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Finisar Corporation 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, 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 Finisar Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Healthways (HWAY) - FREE Research Report

North Tide Capital, Llc who is 10% Owner at Healthways bought 140,000 shares at $14.11 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 425,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.12% with the 140,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.36, up $0.25, or 1.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Healthways go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 8,300
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 13,300
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 13,300

The average volume for Healthways has been 831,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Healthways has a market cap of $491.5 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 30.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Healthways, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized solutions to assist people to maintain and enhance their physical, emotional, and social well-being. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Healthways a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Healthways as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Healthways Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kinder Morgan (KMI) - FREE Research Report

Kinder Richard D who is Chairman and CEO at Kinder Morgan bought 828,324 shares at $33.37 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 231.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.36% with the 828,324-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.95, up $1.58, or 4.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kinder Morgan go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 985
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 985
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 900,985

The average volume for Kinder Morgan has been 5.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $35.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 1.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.7. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Diamondrock Hospitality Company (DRH) - FREE Research Report

Mccarten William W who is Director at Diamondrock Hospitality Company sold 14,741 shares at $11.29 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 437,419 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.26% with the 14,741-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.45, up $0.16, or 1.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Diamondrock Hospitality Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,000

The average volume for Diamondrock Hospitality Company has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Diamondrock Hospitality Company has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 26.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, a lodging focused real estate company, owns premium hotels and resorts in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 57.0. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Diamondrock Hospitality Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Diamondrock Hospitality Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Diamondrock Hospitality Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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