Insider Trading Alert - SYK, CUZ, RAI, TEX And NUAN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 26, 2013, 83 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $101.20 to $90,570,406.95.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Stryker Corporation (SYK) - FREE Research Report

Stryker Ronda E who is Director at Stryker Corporation sold 21,000 shares at $75.08 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.19% with the 21,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.88, down $0.20, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stryker Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Stryker Corporation has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stryker Corporation has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 37.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company, provides reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products for doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.63%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.2. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Stryker Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stryker Corporation 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 Stryker Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cousins Properties (CUZ) - FREE Research Report

Payne William Porter who is Director at Cousins Properties sold 30,436 shares at $10.28 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 85,726 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.2% with the 30,436-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.25, down $0.03, or 0.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cousins Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,884

The average volume for Cousins Properties has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cousins Properties has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 22.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cousins Properties Incorporated, a real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, develops, and manages real estate portfolio, as well as performs certain real estate-related services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.75%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Cousins Properties a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cousins Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Cousins Properties 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 129,780 shares at $48.78 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 226.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.06% with the 129,780-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.72, up $0.94, or 1.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Reynolds American go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 125,682
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.1 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.4 million

The average volume for Reynolds American has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Reynolds American has a market cap of $26.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 19.43% 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 5.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2. 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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Terex (TEX) - FREE Research Report

Lousberg Kenneth D. who is President, Terex China at Terex sold 850 shares at $40.00 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Terex China owned 64,559 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.3% with the 850-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.84, up $1.84, or 4.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Terex go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 281
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 44,477
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 749
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 51,361
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,453
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 111,624

The average volume for Terex has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Terex has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 46.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.3. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Terex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Terex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Nuance Communications (NUAN) - FREE Research Report

Tempesta Daniel David who is SVP Chief Accounting Officer & at Nuance Communications sold 3,500 shares at $15.00 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP Chief Accounting Officer & owned 149,100 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.29% with the 3,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.98, down $0.02, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nuance Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,677
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,677
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 558,307

The average volume for Nuance Communications has been 7.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nuance Communications has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 32.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Nuance Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nuance Communications 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Nuance Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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