Insider Trading Alert - ESV, AOL, FNF, APOL And CAMP Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 29 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $289.42 to $3,920,508.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ensco (ESV) - FREE Research Report

Edwards Robert W III who is Controller at Ensco sold 435 shares at $56.85 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Controller owned 9,730 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.28% with the 435-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.36, down $0.49, or 0.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ensco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,878
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 114,878
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 114,878

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 1.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ensco Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AOL (AOL) - FREE Research Report

Kelpy Matthew B. who is Controller and C A O at AOL sold 836 shares at $46.26 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Controller and C A O owned 11,777 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.63% with the 836-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.52, down $1.74, or 3.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AOL go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,129
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,129
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 28,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,465

The average volume for AOL has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AOL has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 4.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

AOL Inc., a Web services brand company, offers a suite of online content, products, and services to consumers, advertisers, publishers, and subscribers worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.6. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate AOL a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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Fidelity National Financial (FNF) - FREE Research Report

Foley William P Ii who is Director at Fidelity National Financial sold 107,900 shares at $32.67 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.98% with the 107,900-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.01, down $0.66, or 2.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fidelity National Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 292,100
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 292,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 292,100

The average volume for Fidelity National Financial has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fidelity National Financial has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 0.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. provides title insurance, mortgage services, and diversified services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fidelity National Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Newton Frederick James who is SR VP, Chief HR Officer at Apollo Education Group sold 2,600 shares at $27.12 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the SR VP, Chief HR Officer owned 58,558 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.25% with the 2,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.70, down $0.42, or 1.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,504
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 45,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 45,100

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 down 1.57% 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 12.3. 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 reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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CalAmp Corporation (CAMP) - FREE Research Report

Wolfe Larry J who is Director at CalAmp Corporation sold 25,000 shares at $27.26 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 86,931 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.34% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.71, up $0.45, or 1.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CalAmp Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,740
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 119,793

The average volume for CalAmp Corporation has been 582,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. CalAmp Corporation has a market cap of $964.8 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 1.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

CalAmp Corp. develops and markets wireless communications solutions that deliver data, voice, and video for critical networked communication and other applications primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate CalAmp Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CalAmp Corporation 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CalAmp Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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