Insider Trading Alert - SPLK, RAI, AMP, NS And WERN 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:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Neustaetter Thomas M who is Director at Splunk sold 1,500 shares at $67.47 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 79,103 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.86% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.02, up $1.55, or 2.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,282
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,282
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 376,835

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 136.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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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Reynolds American (RAI) - FREE Research Report

Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc. who is 10% Owner at Reynolds American sold 125,682 shares at $50.15 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 226.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.06% with the 125,682-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.86, down $1.29, or 2.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Reynolds American go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 122,781
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.3 million

The average volume for Reynolds American has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Reynolds American has a market cap of $26.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 17.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company operates through RJR Tobacco, American Snuff, and Santa Fe segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Reynolds American a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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Ameriprise Financial (AMP) - FREE Research Report

Froude Donald E who is Pres., Personal Advisors Group at Ameriprise Financial sold 10,500 shares at $109.00 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres., Personal Advisors Group owned 29,414 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.31% with the 10,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $111.47, up $2.47, or 2.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ameriprise Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,439
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 58,647
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 132,502

The average volume for Ameriprise Financial has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ameriprise Financial has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 76.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ameriprise Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ameriprise Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ameriprise Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NuStar Energy L.P (NS) - FREE Research Report

Greehey William E who is Director at NuStar Energy L.P bought 102,100 shares at $49.00 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.58% with the 102,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.70, up $0.70, or 1.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NuStar Energy L.P go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500

The average volume for NuStar Energy L.P has been 575,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. NuStar Energy L.P has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 15.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

NuStar Energy L.P. engages in the terminalling, storage, and transportation of petroleum products primarily in the United States and the Netherlands. The company operates in three segments: Storage, Transportation, and Asphalt and Fuels Marketing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 67.1. Currently there are no analysts that rate NuStar Energy L.P a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NuStar Energy L.P as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full NuStar Energy L.P Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Werner (WERN) - FREE Research Report

Werner Clarence L who is Director at Werner bought 89 shares at $24.48 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 9 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 111.25% with the 89-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.68, up $0.20, or 0.8% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Werner go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,089
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,089
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,089

The average volume for Werner has been 573,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Werner has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 14.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, engages in hauling truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce in the United States, Mexico, and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Werner a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Werner 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, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Werner Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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