Insider Trading Alert - JNS, VNTV, PACW, PPG And LEG Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 28, 2014, 72 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $440.99 to $7,539,344.56.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Janus Capital Group (JNS) - FREE Research Report

Diermeier Jeffrey J who is Director at Janus Capital Group bought 26,000 shares at $11.54 on Jan. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 40,533 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 178.9% with the 26,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.18, down $0.36, or 3.23% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Janus Capital Group has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Janus Capital Group has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 9.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Janus Capital Group, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company with approximately $167.7 billion in assets under management. It also provides retirement planning, investment planning, tax planning, investment for college, and tax planning services to its clients. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Janus Capital Group a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Janus Capital Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Janus Capital Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vantiv (VNTV) - FREE Research Report

Greene Nelson F who is Chief Legal Officer & Sec. at Vantiv sold 12,494 shares at $30.73 on Jan. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Legal Officer & Sec. owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 12,494-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.18, up $0.45, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vantiv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 38,125
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15.2 million

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Vantiv Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PacWest Bancorp (PACW) - FREE Research Report

Perdue Michael J who is President at PacWest Bancorp sold 16,565 shares at $41.89 on Jan. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 25,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 39.85% with the 16,565-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.36, down $0.53, or 1.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PacWest Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 8,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,433
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 8,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,059
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,059

The average volume for PacWest Bancorp has been 491,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. PacWest Bancorp has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 1.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

PacWest Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Pacific Western Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to small to medium sized businesses, and the owners and employees of those businesses primarily in Southern California. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate PacWest Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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PPG Industries (PPG) - FREE Research Report

Elias Richard C who is Sr. VP, Optical & SpecMatls at PPG Industries sold 4,538 shares at $181.64 on Jan. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, Optical & SpecMatls owned 9,141 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.18% with the 4,538-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $182.56, up $0.92, or 0.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PPG Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,840
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,840
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,840

The average volume for PPG Industries has been 833,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. PPG Industries has a market cap of $26.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 3.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

PPG Industries, Inc. operates as a coatings and specialty products company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PPG Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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Leggett & Platt (LEG) - FREE Research Report

Douglas Scott S who is SVP - General Counsel at Leggett & Platt sold 1,500 shares at $29.64 on Jan. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP - General Counsel owned 21,549 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.51% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.65, up $0.01, or 0.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Leggett & Platt go as follows:

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

The average volume for Leggett & Platt has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Leggett & Platt has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are down 3.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces various engineered components and products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently there are no analysts that rate Leggett & Platt a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Leggett & Platt as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Leggett & Platt Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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