Insider Trading Alert - PLCE, HTWR, MMM, P And IBKR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 7, 2014, 69 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $528.66 to $7,300,552.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Children's Place Retail Stores (PLCE) - FREE Research Report

Cost Bradley P who is Senior VP and General Counsel at Children's Place Retail Stores sold 700 shares at $56.75 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior VP and General Counsel owned 30,214 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.26% with the 700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.91, down $0.84, or 1.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Children's Place Retail Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,303
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,977
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,877

The average volume for Children's Place Retail Stores has been 416,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place Retail Stores has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. The company provides apparel, accessories, and shoes for children from newborn to 10 years of age. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Children's Place Retail Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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Heartware International (HTWR) - FREE Research Report

LaRose Jeffrey who is Chief Scientific Officer at Heartware International sold 15,342 shares at $100.00 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Scientific Officer owned 4,925 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 75.7% with the 15,342-share transaction.

Harrison Seth Loring who is Director at Heartware International sold 7,909 shares at $99.29 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 132,393 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.64% with the 7,909-share transaction.

Knopf Lawrence J who is General Counsel at Heartware International sold 861 shares at $97.50 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the General Counsel owned 3,527 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.62% with the 861-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $101.52, up $4.02, or 3.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heartware International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,000

The average volume for Heartware International has been 168,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heartware International has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 6.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

HeartWare International, Inc., a medical device company, engages in developing and manufacturing miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices (VAD) for the treatment of advanced heart failure in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Heartware International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Heartware International as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its disappointing return on equity. Get the full Heartware International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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3M (MMM) - FREE Research Report

Shin Hak Cheol who is Exec Vice President at 3M sold 1,870 shares at $138.37 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec Vice President owned 46,841 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.84% with the 1,870-share transaction.

Holmes Christopher D who is Senior VP, Supply Chain Ops at 3M sold 767 shares at $138.37 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior VP, Supply Chain Ops owned 5,112 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.05% with the 767-share transaction.

Little Frank R Jr. who is Executive Vice President at 3M sold 240 shares at $137.87 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 247 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.28% with the 240-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $137.49, down $0.38, or 0.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for 3M go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,600
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,625
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,100
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,625
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,822

The average volume for 3M has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. 3M has a market cap of $91.6 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are down 1.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate 3M a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates 3M 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full 3M Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Pandora Media (P) - FREE Research Report

Kavner Robert M who is Director at Pandora Media sold 10,000 shares at $30.71 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 204,847 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.65% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.35, up $3.64, or 10.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pandora Media go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 98,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 424,214

The average volume for Pandora Media has been 8.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pandora Media has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 21.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet radio services in the United States. The company allows listeners to create up to 100 personalized stations to access unlimited hours of free music and comedy, as well as offers Pandora One, a paid subscription service to listeners. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Pandora Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pandora Media as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Pandora Media Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) - FREE Research Report

Nemser Earl H who is Vice Chairman at Interactive Brokers Group sold 15,475 shares at $24.42 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 235,660 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.16% with the 15,475-share transaction.

Brody Paul Jonathan who is Chief Financial Officer at Interactive Brokers Group sold 8,604 shares at $24.42 on Jan. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 131,021 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.16% with the 8,604-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.75, down $0.67, or 2.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Interactive Brokers Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 112,000

The average volume for Interactive Brokers Group has been 535,300 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 down 0.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. operates as an automated electronic broker and market maker. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.1. 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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