Insider Trading Alert - NKE, APOL, FB, N And HOV Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 13, 2014, 53 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $124.00 to $10,468,812.92.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Nike (NKE) - FREE Research Report

Jackson Jeanne P who is President-Direct to Consumer at Nike sold 5,671 shares at $76.84 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the President-Direct to Consumer owned 91,853 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.81% with the 5,671-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.02, down $1.82, or 2.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nike go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,272
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,272
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 84,954

The average volume for Nike has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nike has a market cap of $54.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

NIKE, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories, as well as in the provision of services to men, women, and kids worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.2. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Nike a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nike as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Nike Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Swartz Brian L who is Svp & Cfo at Apollo Education Group sold 50,500 shares at $30.49 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Svp & Cfo owned 96,625 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.32% with the 50,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.32, up $0.83, or 2.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,104
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 47,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 47,700

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 11.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 16.2. Currently there are 2 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 solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Facebook Inc Class A (FB) - FREE Research Report

Ebersman David A who is Chief Financial Officer at Facebook Inc Class A sold 23,400 shares at $57.90 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 276,936 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.79% with the 23,400-share transaction.

Schroepfer Michael Todd who is Chief Technology Officer at Facebook Inc Class A sold 25,000 shares at $57.89 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Technology Officer owned 342,918 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.79% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.85, down $1.04, or 1.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Facebook Inc Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 651,568
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2.8 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6.5 million

The average volume for Facebook Inc Class A has been 72.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Facebook Inc Class A has a market cap of $108.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 2.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. The company has a P/E ratio of 141.3. Currently there are 28 analysts that rate Facebook Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Facebook Inc Class A 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Facebook Inc Class A Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NetSuite (N) - FREE Research Report

Solomon Douglas P. who is SVP, General Counsel & Sec. at NetSuite sold 700 shares at $104.83 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, General Counsel & Sec. owned 19,857 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.41% with the 700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $103.83, down $1.00, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NetSuite go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 97,820
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 174,197

The average volume for NetSuite has been 433,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. NetSuite has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

NetSuite Inc. provides cloud-based financials/enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate NetSuite a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NetSuite as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance 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 NetSuite Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hovnanian (HOV) - FREE Research Report

Pellerito Thomas J. who is Chief Operating Officer at Hovnanian sold 67,000 shares at $6.31 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.43% with the 67,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.20, down $0.11, or 1.76% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Hovnanian has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hovnanian has a market cap of $778.4 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 7.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. designs, constructs, markets, and sells residential homes in the United States. It constructs single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, urban infill, and active adult homes. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Hovnanian a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hovnanian as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Hovnanian Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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