Insider Trading Alert - WBS, COV, WFC, BPL And FINL Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, 63 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $199.71 to $33,314,419.42.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Webster Financial (WBS) - FREE Research Report

Madar Gregory who is Chief Accounting Officer at Webster Financial sold 500 shares at $31.50 on Jan. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 4,747 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.53% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.79, down $0.71, or 2.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Webster Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,000

The average volume for Webster Financial has been 511,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Webster Financial has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses primarily in southern New England and Westchester County, New York. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.9%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Webster Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Webster Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Webster Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Covidien (COV) - FREE Research Report

Brown Richard G Jr who is Vice President and Controller at Covidien sold 4,000 shares at $70.00 on Jan. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President and Controller owned 58,040 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.45% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.05, down $1.95, or 2.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Covidien go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 105,205
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 126,145

The average volume for Covidien has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Covidien has a market cap of $30.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 0.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Covidien plc develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Covidien a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Covidien as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Covidien Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Wells Fargo (WFC) - FREE Research Report

Sloan Timothy J who is Senior Executive VP & CFO at Wells Fargo sold 75,000 shares at $45.84 on Jan. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Executive VP & CFO owned 314,873 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.24% with the 75,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.60, down $0.24, or 0.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wells Fargo go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,887
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,589
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,896

The average volume for Wells Fargo has been 16.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $244.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 0.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wells Fargo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wells Fargo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Wells Fargo Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Buckeye Partners L.P (BPL) - FREE Research Report

Smith Clark C. who is CEO and President at Buckeye Partners L.P sold 10,000 shares at $72.53 on Jan. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO and President owned 43,469 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.7% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.88, down $0.65, or 0.91% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Buckeye Partners L.P has been 340,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Buckeye Partners L.P has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 1.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. owns and operates refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States. Its Pipelines & Terminals segment transports refined petroleum products; and provides bulk storage and terminal throughput services in the continental United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Buckeye Partners L.P a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Buckeye Partners L.P as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. 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 Buckeye Partners L.P Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Finish Line (FINL) - FREE Research Report

Gurwitz Norman H who is Director at Finish Line sold 487 shares at $26.78 on Jan. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 487-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.33, down $1.45, or 5.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Finish Line go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,637

The average volume for Finish Line has been 715,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Finish Line has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 9.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Finish Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mall-based specialty retailer in the United States. It operates Finish Line stores that offer performance and athletic casual shoes, as well as apparel and accessories for men, women, and kids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Finish Line a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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