Insider Trading Alert - CRM, PRE, PETM, APOL And SNDK Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 106 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $119.02 to $14,400,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Salesforce.com (CRM) - FREE Research Report

Webb Maynard G Jr who is Director at Salesforce.com sold 20,000 shares at $53.74 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 58,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.64% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.53, up $0.79, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Salesforce.com go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 61,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 82,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 113,876

The average volume for Salesforce.com has been 4.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $32.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 26.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Salesforce.com a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Salesforce.com 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 compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Salesforce.com Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PartnerRe (PRE) - FREE Research Report

Hanratty Judith who is Director at PartnerRe sold 2,000 shares at $97.52 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,089 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.85% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $100.73, up $3.21, or 3.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PartnerRe go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,080

The average volume for PartnerRe has been 466,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. PartnerRe has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 25.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

PartnerRe Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.56%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate PartnerRe a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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PetSmart (PETM) - FREE Research Report

Lenhardt David K who is Ceo at PetSmart sold 8,280 shares at $72.77 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Ceo owned 119,810 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.46% with the 8,280-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.67, down $0.10, or 0.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PetSmart go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,859

The average volume for PetSmart has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PetSmart has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 6.16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

PetSmart, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate PetSmart a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PetSmart as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full PetSmart Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Rivelo Manuel Felix who is Director at Apollo Education Group sold 5,504 shares at $25.77 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,067 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.52% with the 5,504-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.48, up $0.71, or 2.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 39,596
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,596

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 26.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Apollo Education Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SanDisk (SNDK) - FREE Research Report

Lego Catherine P who is Director at SanDisk sold 6,000 shares at $67.93 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 242,254 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.42% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.47, up $1.54, or 2.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SanDisk go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,611
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,611

The average volume for SanDisk has been 4.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SanDisk has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 57.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sandisk Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets flash storage card products that are used in various consumer electronics products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.31%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate SanDisk a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SanDisk 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations 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 SanDisk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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