Insider Trading Alert - ARR, UFS, HLX, SNPS And VAC 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:

ARMOUR Residential REIT (ARR) - FREE Research Report

Zimmer Jeffrey J who is Co-CEO, President & Secretary at ARMOUR Residential REIT bought 10,000 shares at $3.74 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Co-CEO, President & Secretary owned 112,720 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.74% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Ulm Scott who is Co-CEO and CIO at ARMOUR Residential REIT bought 10,000 shares at $3.74 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Co-CEO and CIO owned 189,172 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.58% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.75, up $0.01, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ARMOUR Residential REIT go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000

The average volume for ARMOUR Residential REIT has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. ARMOUR Residential REIT has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 42.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by ARMOUR Residential Management LLC. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 16.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates ARMOUR Residential REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ARMOUR Residential REIT as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full ARMOUR Residential REIT Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Domtar (UFS) - FREE Research Report

Loulou Patrick who is SVP, Corporate Development at Domtar sold 1,308 shares at $91.35 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Corporate Development owned 6,004 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.89% with the 1,308-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $91.91, up $0.56, or 0.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Domtar go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,385
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,288

The average volume for Domtar has been 338,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Domtar has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 10.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes communications papers, specialty and packaging papers, and adult incontinence products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Pulp and Paper, Distribution, and Personal Care. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 68.9. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Domtar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Domtar 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 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 Domtar Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) - FREE Research Report

Tripodo Anthony who is Executive Vice President & CFO at Helix Energy Solutions Group sold 2,851 shares at $23.27 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President & CFO owned 209,953 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.34% with the 2,851-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.16, down $0.11, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Helix Energy Solutions Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,226
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,815
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 52,226
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,815
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 52,226
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 72,815

The average volume for Helix Energy Solutions Group has been 861,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 11.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., an offshore energy company, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Contracting Services and Production Facilities. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Helix Energy Solutions Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Helix Energy Solutions Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Helix Energy Solutions Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Synopsys (SNPS) - FREE Research Report

De Geus Aart who is Chairman of the Board & Co-CEO at Synopsys sold 17,500 shares at $39.20 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board & Co-CEO owned 55,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.14% with the 17,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.61, up $0.41, or 1.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Synopsys go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,943
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,943
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,856

The average volume for Synopsys has been 583,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Synopsys has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 22.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Synopsys, Inc. provides core electronic design automation (EDA) solutions primarily in the United States, Europe, Japan, and the rest of Asia Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Synopsys a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Synopsys 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Synopsys Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Marriott Vacations Worldwide (VAC) - FREE Research Report

Sullivan Laurie A who is Principal Accounting Officer at Marriott Vacations Worldwide sold 637 shares at $51.39 on Dec. 19, 2013. Following this transaction, the Principal Accounting Officer owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 637-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.99, up $1.60, or 3.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Marriott Vacations Worldwide go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,285
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,285
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,285

The average volume for Marriott Vacations Worldwide has been 221,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 25.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation engages in the development, marketing, sale, and management of vacation ownership and related products in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Marriott Vacations Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Marriott Vacations Worldwide 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Marriott Vacations Worldwide Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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