Insider Trading Alert - LII, DFS, PPL, RCL And FB Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 29, 2014, 48 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,167.07 to $320,146,398.72.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Lennox International (LII) - FREE Research Report

Major John E who is Director at Lennox International sold 1,000 shares at $85.52 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $86.52, up $1.00, or 1.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lennox International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,649
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,224
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,224

The average volume for Lennox International has been 344,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lennox International has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 1.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lennox International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lennox International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Lennox International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Discover Financial Services (DFS) - FREE Research Report

Panzarino James V who is EVP,Chief Credit Risk Officer at Discover Financial Services sold 40,000 shares at $54.71 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP,Chief Credit Risk Officer owned 113,065 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.13% with the 40,000-share transaction.

Cunningham Steven E who is SVP & Chief Corp. Risk Officer at Discover Financial Services sold 15,000 shares at $54.53 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Corp. Risk Officer owned 48,576 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.59% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.05, down $0.48, or 0.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Discover Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 158,430

The average volume for Discover Financial Services has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $26.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 1.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Discover Financial Services, a bank holding company, provides direct banking and payment services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Discover Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins 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 Discover Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PPL (PPL) - FREE Research Report

Spence William H who is Chairman, President and CEO at PPL sold 12,039 shares at $29.84 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President and CEO owned 27,753 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.25% with the 12,039-share transaction.

Grey Robert J who is EVP, General Counsel & Sec. at PPL sold 14,631 shares at $29.84 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, General Counsel & Sec. owned 515 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 96.6% with the 14,631-share transaction.

Farr Paul A who is Executive VP and CFO at PPL sold 25,424 shares at $29.84 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP and CFO owned 56,117 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 31.18% with the 25,424-share transaction.

Klingensmith Rick L who is President of a PPL Subsidiary at PPL sold 7,586 shares at $29.84 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the President of a PPL Subsidiary owned 23,039 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.77% with the 7,586-share transaction.

DeCampli David G who is President of a PPL Subsidiary at PPL sold 8,765 shares at $29.84 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the President of a PPL Subsidiary owned 47,097 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.69% with the 8,765-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.30, up $0.46, or 1.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PPL go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,568
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,568
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,568

The average volume for PPL has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PPL has a market cap of $18.9 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 0.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to wholesale and retail customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates in four segments: Kentucky Regulated, U.K. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate PPL a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PPL as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 PPL Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) - FREE Research Report

Chico Barbier Gonzalo who is President & CEO, Pullmantur at Royal Caribbean Cruises sold 11,635 shares at $49.27 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO, Pullmantur owned 65,648 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.06% with the 11,635-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.09, up $0.82, or 1.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Royal Caribbean Cruises go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,645
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,645
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 62,792

The average volume for Royal Caribbean Cruises has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 3.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. It owns five cruise brands comprising Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, and CDF Croisieres de France. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Royal Caribbean Cruises a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Royal Caribbean Cruises 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, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Caribbean Cruises Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Facebook Inc Class A (FB) - FREE Research Report

Sandberg Sheryl who is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook Inc Class A sold 283,334 shares at $54.74 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 10.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.67% with the 283,334-share transaction.

Schroepfer Michael Todd who is Chief Technology Officer at Facebook Inc Class A sold 25,000 shares at $54.69 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Technology Officer owned 357,966 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.53% with the 25,000-share transaction.

Athwal Jas who is Chief Accounting Officer at Facebook Inc Class A sold 500 shares at $54.60 on Jan. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 150,807 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.33% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.36, up $7.76, or 12.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Facebook Inc Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 391,134
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2.9 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.8 million

The average volume for Facebook Inc Class A has been 64.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Facebook Inc Class A has a market cap of $103.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 2.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. The company has a P/E ratio of 134.5. Currently there are 29 analysts that rate Facebook Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Facebook Inc Class A as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Facebook Inc Class A Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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