Insider Trading Alert - ACC, NUVA, ACM, CATM And CCL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 23, 2014, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $54.30 to $9,617,994,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Campus Communities (ACC) - FREE Research Report

Luck Oliver who is Director at American Campus Communities bought 572 shares at $34.99 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,656 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.45% with the 572-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.07, up $0.08, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Campus Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,109
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,109

The average volume for American Campus Communities has been 730,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Campus Communities has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 9.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 73.0. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate American Campus Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Campus Communities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and disappointing return on equity. Get the full American Campus Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NuVasive (NUVA) - FREE Research Report

Hannon Jason who is EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary at NuVasive sold 10,095 shares at $36.60 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Gen. Counsel & Secretary owned 8,899 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 53.15% with the 10,095-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.75, up $1.15, or 3.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NuVasive go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 36,055
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 58,146
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 126,681

The average volume for NuVasive has been 516,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. NuVasive has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 18.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company, engages in the design, development, and marketing of minimally disruptive surgical products and procedurally integrated solutions for the spine. The company's products focus on applications for spine fusion surgery. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate NuVasive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NuVasive 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 return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full NuVasive Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AECOM Technology Corporation (ACM) - FREE Research Report

Burke Michael S who is President at AECOM Technology Corporation sold 10,000 shares at $30.46 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 9,792 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50.53% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.40, down $0.06, or 0.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AECOM Technology Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 127,975

The average volume for AECOM Technology Corporation has been 611,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. AECOM Technology Corporation has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 4.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

AECOM Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Professional Technical Services (PTS) and Management Support Services (MSS). The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate AECOM Technology Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AECOM Technology Corporation 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, attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full AECOM Technology Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cardtronics (CATM) - FREE Research Report

Clinard Michael H who is President - Global Services at Cardtronics sold 20,000 shares at $40.55 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the President - Global Services owned 31,643 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 38.73% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.10, down $0.45, or 1.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cardtronics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 54,670
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 211,124

The average volume for Cardtronics has been 396,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cardtronics has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cardtronics, Inc. provides automated consumer financial services through its network of automated teller machines (ATMs) and multi-function financial services kiosks. The company has a P/E ratio of 67.4. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Cardtronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cardtronics as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Cardtronics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Carnival Corporation (CCL) - FREE Research Report

Kruse Stein who is CEO, Holland America Group at Carnival Corporation sold 21,616 shares at $40.80 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO, Holland America Group owned 90,439 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.29% with the 21,616-share transaction.

Bernstein David who is Chief Financial Officer at Carnival Corporation sold 11,673 shares at $40.80 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 49,244 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.16% with the 11,673-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.00, down $0.80, or 2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carnival Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 82,795
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 82,795

The average volume for Carnival Corporation has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carnival Corporation has a market cap of $24.3 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 1.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise and vacation company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, and Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.0. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Carnival Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carnival Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Carnival Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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