Insider Trading Alert - AA, PANW, AEIS, DDR And SPLK Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 15, 2014, 61 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $15.70 to $288,360,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Alcoa (AA) - FREE Research Report

Tata Ratan who is Director at Alcoa bought 1,980 shares at $10.54 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 43,359 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.78% with the 1,980-share transaction.

Sorrell Martin who is Director at Alcoa bought 1,925 shares at $10.54 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,383 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.45% with the 1,925-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.68, up $0.14, or 1.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alcoa go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,080
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,080
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,080

The average volume for Alcoa has been 25.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alcoa has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 0.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Alcoa Inc. engages in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.16%. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Alcoa a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alcoa as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock performance, considering both the consistency and magnitude of the price movement over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Alcoa Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Zuk Nir who is Cto at Palo Alto Networks sold 1,923 shares at $58.97 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cto owned 3.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.06% with the 1,923-share transaction.

Batra Rajiv who is VP, Engineering at Palo Alto Networks sold 1,923 shares at $58.97 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Engineering owned 170,633 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.11% with the 1,923-share transaction.

Bonvanie Rene who is Chief Marketing Officer at Palo Alto Networks sold 283 shares at $58.97 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Marketing Officer owned 327,270 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.09% with the 283-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.04, up $4.07, or 6.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Palo Alto Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 110,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 187,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 327,661

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 9.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks 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 good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) - FREE Research Report

Ball Frederick who is Director at Advanced Energy Industries sold 1,500 shares at $25.05 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 46,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.13% with the 1,500-share transaction.

Rohrs Thomas M who is Director at Advanced Energy Industries sold 16,000 shares at $24.22 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 47,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.4% with the 16,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.26, up $2.04, or 7.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advanced Energy Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 47,096
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 58,226

The average volume for Advanced Energy Industries has been 480,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advanced Energy Industries has a market cap of $995.6 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 11.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports power conversion products that transform power into various usable forms. The company has a P/E ratio of 415.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Advanced Energy Industries a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advanced Energy Industries 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 and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Advanced Energy Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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DDR (DDR) - FREE Research Report

Otto Alexander who is 10% Owner at DDR bought 44,746 shares at $15.48 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 39.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.11% with the 44,746-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.55, up $0.07, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DDR go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 61,801
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 600
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 61,801
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 600
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 61,801
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,249

The average volume for DDR has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. DDR has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 1.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

DDR Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company engages in acquiring, developing, redeveloping, owning, leasing, and managing shopping centers, mini-malls, and lifestyle centers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.97%. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate DDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DDR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full DDR Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Sommer Steven R who is SVP & Chief Marketing Officer at Splunk sold 30,000 shares at $74.41 on Jan. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Marketing Officer owned 329,505 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.34% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.78, up $4.37, or 5.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,853
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,635
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 314,748

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 10.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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