Insider Trading Alert - APU, HOV, SPWR, LNN And IBKR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 21, 2014, 54 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $307.00 to $352,080,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

AmeriGas Partners (APU) - FREE Research Report

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. who is 10% Owner at AmeriGas Partners sold 8.0 million shares at $44.01 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 21.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.06% with the 8.0 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.68, down $1.33, or 3.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AmeriGas Partners go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,762

The average volume for AmeriGas Partners has been 311,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. AmeriGas Partners has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 4.08% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. operates as a retail and wholesale distributor of propane gas, and related equipment and supplies in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate AmeriGas Partners a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AmeriGas Partners as a buy. 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full AmeriGas Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hovnanian (HOV) - FREE Research Report

Pagano Vincent Jr who is Director at Hovnanian bought 6,000 shares at $5.97 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 25,520 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.74% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $5.99, up $0.02, or 0.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hovnanian go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 67,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 67,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 67,000

The average volume for Hovnanian has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hovnanian has a market cap of $744.8 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 9.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 27.2. 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 relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year and poor profit margins. Get the full Hovnanian Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SunPower Corporation (SPWR) - FREE Research Report

Boynton Charles D who is Evp & Cfo at SunPower Corporation sold 13,575 shares at $35.30 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 14,443 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 48.45% with the 13,575-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.31, down $0.99, or 2.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SunPower Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 107,256

The average volume for SunPower Corporation has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SunPower Corporation has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 13.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

SunPower Corporation, an integrated solar products and solutions company, designs, manufactures, and delivers solar electric systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power plant customers worldwide. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunPower Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SunPower Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full SunPower Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lindsay (LNN) - FREE Research Report

Ruffalo Barry who is President-Infrastructure at Lindsay sold 839 shares at $84.83 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the President-Infrastructure owned 10,933 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.13% with the 839-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.65, down $1.18, or 1.41% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Lindsay has been 238,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lindsay has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lindsay Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells irrigation systems that are primarily used in the agricultural industry to increase or stabilize crop production while conserving water, energy, and labor in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lindsay a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lindsay 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, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lindsay Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) - FREE Research Report

Galik Milan who is SVP Software Development at Interactive Brokers Group sold 2,000 shares at $22.91 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Software Development owned 833,517 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.24% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.87, down $1.04, or 4.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Interactive Brokers Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 110,000

The average volume for Interactive Brokers Group has been 550,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Interactive Brokers Group has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 7.15% 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 1.76%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5. 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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