Insider Trading Alert - IBKR, ESV, MWE, LVS And AWAY Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 2, 2014, 87 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $700.00 to $9,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) - FREE Research Report

Galik Milan who is SVP Software Development at Interactive Brokers Group sold 2,000 shares at $24.47 on Jan. 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Software Development owned 722,604 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.28% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.34, down $0.13, or 0.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Interactive Brokers Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 51,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 110,000

The average volume for Interactive Brokers Group has been 504,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Interactive Brokers Group has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 78.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. operates as an automated electronic broker and market maker. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.64%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Interactive Brokers Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Interactive Brokers Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 Interactive Brokers Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ensco (ESV) - FREE Research Report

Brady Steven Joseph who is Sr. VP - Western Hemisphere at Ensco sold 10,378 shares at $56.52 on Jan. 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP - Western Hemisphere owned 49,365 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.37% with the 10,378-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.18, up $0.66, or 1.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ensco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 104,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 104,500

The average volume for Ensco has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ensco has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Ensco a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ensco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Ensco Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) - FREE Research Report

Nickerson Randy S who is EVP, Chief Commercial Officer at MarkWest Energy Partners sold 1,500 shares at $66.27 on Jan. 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Commercial Officer owned 225,119 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.66% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.13, down $0.14, or 0.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MarkWest Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,500

The average volume for MarkWest Energy Partners has been 934,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. MarkWest Energy Partners has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 29.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Markwest Energy Partners, L.P., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 132.8. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate MarkWest Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MarkWest Energy Partners as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full MarkWest Energy Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Las Vegas Sands (LVS) - FREE Research Report

Tanasijevich George who is Pres & CEO, Marina Bay Sands at Las Vegas Sands sold 47,070 shares at $78.70 on Jan. 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres & CEO, Marina Bay Sands owned 17,920 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 72.43% with the 47,070-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.87, up $0.17, or 0.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Las Vegas Sands go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,080

The average volume for Las Vegas Sands has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $64.1 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 69.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.79%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.9. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HomeAway (AWAY) - FREE Research Report

Buhrdorf Ross who is Chief Technology Officer at HomeAway sold 534 shares at $40.73 on Jan. 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Technology Officer owned 33,053 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.59% with the 534-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.88, up $0.15, or 0.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HomeAway go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 51,124
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 84,884
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 149,004

The average volume for HomeAway has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HomeAway has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 83.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

HomeAway, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry worldwide. Its vacation rental properties include homes, condominiums, villas, and cabins to the public on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis. The company has a P/E ratio of 143.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate HomeAway a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HomeAway as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full HomeAway Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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