Insider Trading Alert - MSM, LPLA, TOL, AMTD And ASH 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:

MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) - FREE Research Report

Cox Thomas who is Executive VP, Sales at MSC Industrial Direct sold 1,133 shares at $84.26 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, Sales owned 16,306 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.5% with the 1,133-share transaction.

Davanzo Christopher who is VP, Finance and Controller at MSC Industrial Direct sold 721 shares at $84.41 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Finance and Controller owned 7,538 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.73% with the 721-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $86.34, up $1.93, or 2.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MSC Industrial Direct go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,760

The average volume for MSC Industrial Direct has been 464,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. MSC Industrial Direct has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 5.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes metalworking, and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies primarily in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate MSC Industrial Direct a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MSC Industrial Direct 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full MSC Industrial Direct Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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