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 $86.80, up $2.39, or 2.75% 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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LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA) - FREE Research Report

Putnam James S who is Director at LPL Financial Holdings sold 30,000 shares at $50.00 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 104,280 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.34% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.82, up $1.82, or 3.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LPL Financial Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 121,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 151,000

The average volume for LPL Financial Holdings has been 522,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. LPL Financial Holdings has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. provides an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors and financial advisors at financial institutions in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate LPL Financial Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LPL Financial Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full LPL Financial Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Toll Brothers (TOL) - FREE Research Report

Toll Bruce E who is Director at Toll Brothers sold 100,000 shares at $36.02 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 468,589 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.59% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.10, up $0.08, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Toll Brothers go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 307,180
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 307,180
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 320,180

The average volume for Toll Brothers has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Toll Brothers has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 2.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Toll Brothers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the Unites States. It is also involved in building and selling homes in urban infill markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Toll Brothers a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) - FREE Research Report

Moglia Joseph H who is Director at TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation sold 17,008 shares at $30.96 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 768,944 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.16% with the 17,008-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.71, down $0.25, or 0.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 134,795
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5.7 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5.7 million

The average volume for TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 0.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ashland (ASH) - FREE Research Report

Esler Susan B who is Vice President at Ashland sold 1,583 shares at $99.04 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,583-share transaction.

Schumann Anne T. who is Vice President at Ashland sold 3,400 shares at $99.04 on Jan. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 6,132 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 35.67% with the 3,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $98.55, down $0.49, or 0.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ashland go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 46,310
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,658
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 141,413

The average volume for Ashland has been 636,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ashland has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 1.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials, and Ashland Consumer Markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ashland a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ashland as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ashland Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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