Insider Trading Alert - BHI, GOOG, ARCP, SCHW And AVT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 30, 2014, 67 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $700.00 to $562,013,038.08.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Baker Hughes (BHI) - FREE Research Report

Crain Alan R Jr who is SVP, Chief Legal/Gov Ofcr at Baker Hughes sold 4,500 shares at $55.77 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Chief Legal/Gov Ofcr owned 81,131 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.26% with the 4,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.76, up $0.99, or 1.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Baker Hughes go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,088
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,088
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,088

The average volume for Baker Hughes has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Baker Hughes has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Baker Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Baker Hughes 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Baker Hughes Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Google (GOOG) - FREE Research Report

Schmidt Eric E who is Executive Chairman of Board at Google sold 21,829 shares at $1,111.47 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman of Board owned 185,183 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.54% with the 21,829-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $1,166.29, up $54.82, or 4.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Google go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 985
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,462
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,064

The average volume for Google has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Google has a market cap of $306.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 1.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information and make it universally accessible and useful. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Google a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Google 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, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth 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 Google Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas (ARCP) - FREE Research Report

Michelson Leslie D who is Director at American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas bought 700 shares at $13.94 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,100 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50% with the 700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.83, down $0.11, or 0.8% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 78,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 83,000

The average volume for American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has been 6.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 8.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.19%. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas 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 increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Charles Schwab (SCHW) - FREE Research Report

Schwab Charles R who is Chairman at Charles Schwab sold 1.5 million shares at $25.04 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman owned 116.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.27% with the 1.5 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.63, down $0.41, or 1.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Charles Schwab go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,000

The average volume for Charles Schwab has been 6.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 2.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, money management, and financial advisory services to individuals and institutional clients. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Institutional Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.6. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Charles Schwab a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Charles Schwab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. 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 Charles Schwab Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Avnet (AVT) - FREE Research Report

Noonan Frank R who is Director at Avnet sold 3,003 shares at $41.23 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 3,003-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.81, down $0.42, or 1.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Avnet go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,740
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,740
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,789

The average volume for Avnet has been 803,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Avnet has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 6.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, and embedded subsystems in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.47%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Avnet a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Avnet as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full Avnet Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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