Insider Trading Alert - PNC, ALJ, BLMN, SPLK And BYI 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:

PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) - FREE Research Report

Guyaux Joseph C who is Senior Vice Chairman at PNC Financial Services Group sold 7,584 shares at $83.76 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice Chairman owned 56,132 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.9% with the 7,584-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $82.00, down $1.76, or 2.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PNC Financial Services Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for PNC Financial Services Group has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PNC Financial Services Group has a market cap of $44.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 6.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States and internationally. The company's Retail Banking segment provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PNC Financial Services Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and attractive valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full PNC Financial Services Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alon USA Energy (ALJ) - FREE Research Report

Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd. who is 10% Owner at Alon USA Energy sold 57,886 shares at $16.20 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 38.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.15% with the 57,886-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.32, down $0.88, or 5.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alon USA Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 89,219
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 24,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million

The average volume for Alon USA Energy has been 731,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alon USA Energy has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 6.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Alon USA Energy, Inc. engages in refining and marketing petroleum products primarily in the South Central, Southwestern, and Western regions of the United States. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Alon USA Energy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alon USA Energy as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Alon USA Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Bloomin Brands (BLMN) - FREE Research Report

Basham Robert Danker who is 10% Owner at Bloomin Brands sold 170,954 shares at $22.90 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 6.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.7% with the 170,954-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.40, up $0.50, or 2.15% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Bloomin Brands has been 727,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bloomin Brands has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 2.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, polished casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Bloomin Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bloomin Brands as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Bloomin Brands Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Neustaetter Thomas M who is Director at Splunk sold 1,500 shares at $82.64 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 71,603 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.05% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $81.26, down $1.38, or 1.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 34,853
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,635
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 325,748

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 19.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 10 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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Bally Technologies (BYI) - FREE Research Report

Haddrill Richard M who is Director at Bally Technologies sold 25,000 shares at $81.60 on Jan. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 251,817 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.03% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.64, down $4.96, or 6.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Bally Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,176
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 90,219

The average volume for Bally Technologies has been 390,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bally Technologies has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 2.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Bally Technologies, Inc., a gaming company, designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced technology-based gaming devices, systems, server-based solutions, custom mobile applications, and interactive applications in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Bally Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bally Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Bally Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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