Insider Trading Alert - MAR, PWR, GCO, GWRE And KR 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:

Marriott International (MAR) - FREE Research Report

Mccarthy Robert who is Evp & Coo at Marriott International sold 13,481 shares at $47.60 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Coo owned 40,446 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25% with the 13,481-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.30, up $0.70, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Marriott International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 82,128
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 132,128

The average volume for Marriott International has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marriott International has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 29.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Marriott International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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Quanta Services (PWR) - FREE Research Report

O'Brien Peter B. who is VP - Tax at Quanta Services sold 2,626 shares at $30.18 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP - Tax owned 11,533 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.55% with the 2,626-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.72, up $0.54, or 1.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Quanta Services go as follows:

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

The average volume for Quanta Services has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quanta Services has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 10.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Quanta Services, Inc. provides specialty contracting services and infrastructure solutions in North America and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electric Power Infrastructure Services; Natural Gas and Pipeline Infrastructure Services; and Fiber Optic Licensing and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Quanta Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Quanta Services 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, 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 Quanta Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Genesco (GCO) - FREE Research Report

Estepa James C who is Senior Vice President at Genesco sold 20,000 shares at $72.24 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 72,231 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.68% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.55, up $0.31, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Genesco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 49,016
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,016
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 57,016

The average volume for Genesco has been 200,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Genesco has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 30% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Genesco Inc. engages in the retail and wholesale of footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company operates in five segments: Journeys Group, Schuh Group, Lids Sports Group, Johnston & Murphy Group, and Licensed Brands. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Genesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Genesco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Genesco Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Guidewire Software (GWRE) - FREE Research Report

Ryu Marcus who is CEO and President at Guidewire Software sold 130,000 shares at $45.70 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO and President owned 401,392 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.46% with the 130,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.08, up $2.38, or 4.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Guidewire Software go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 47,009
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 136,764
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 435,397

The average volume for Guidewire Software has been 620,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Guidewire Software has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 55.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Guidewire Software, Inc. provides system software to the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 771.7. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Guidewire Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Guidewire Software 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Guidewire Software Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kroger (KR) - FREE Research Report

Hjelm Christopher T who is Senior Vice President at Kroger sold 8,000 shares at $39.77 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 111,428 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.7% with the 8,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.91, up $0.14, or 0.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kroger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 65,684

The average volume for Kroger has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kroger has a market cap of $20.5 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 52.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kroger as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Kroger Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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