Insider Trading Alert - CA, DFS, RCII, BPOP And FNFG 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:

CA (CA) - FREE Research Report

Lamm Jacob who is Evp, Strategy & Corporate Dev at CA sold 6,577 shares at $32.23 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp, Strategy & Corporate Dev owned 32,434 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.86% with the 6,577-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.96, down $0.27, or 0.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CA go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,512

The average volume for CA has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CA has a market cap of $14.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 4.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CA Technologies, together with its subsidiaries, provides enterprise information technology (IT) management software and solutions that help customers manage and secure IT environments in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate CA a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CA as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CA Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Discover Financial Services (DFS) - FREE Research Report

Hochschild Roger C who is President and COO at Discover Financial Services sold 100,000 shares at $54.22 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.69% with the 100,000-share transaction.

Offereins Diane E who is Executive Vice President at Discover Financial Services sold 50,000 shares at $54.36 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 386,554 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.45% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.29, down $0.07, or 0.13% 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 $25.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 2.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 1.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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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Rent-A-Center (RCII) - FREE Research Report

Davis Robert Dale who is EVP Finance, Treas, CFO at Rent-A-Center bought 4,000 shares at $25.04 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Finance, Treas, CFO owned 34,347 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.18% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.14, up $0.10, or 0.4% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Rent-A-Center has been 674,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rent-A-Center has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 24.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. It operates in four segments: Core U.S., RAC Acceptance, International, and ColorTyme. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Rent-A-Center a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rent-A-Center as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Rent-A-Center Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Popular (BPOP) - FREE Research Report

Goel David E. who is Director at Popular sold 1.0 million shares at $27.64 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 457,270 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 68.62% with the 1.0 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.75, down $0.89, or 3.32% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Popular has been 889,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Popular has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Popular, Inc., a financial holding company, provides a range of retail and commercial banking products and services primarily to institutional and retail customers in Puerto Rico and the Mainland United States. It offers various deposit products. Popular, Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.7. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Popular a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Popular as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Popular Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) - FREE Research Report

Robinson Peter B. who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group bought 4,288 shares at $8.61 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 35,893 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.57% with the 4,288-share transaction.

Crosby Gary M who is President & CEO at First Niagara Financial Group bought 10,000 shares at $8.60 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 268,704 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.87% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Fornarola Andrew who is EVP, Consumer Finance at First Niagara Financial Group bought 4,000 shares at $8.68 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Consumer Finance owned 45,776 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.57% with the 4,000-share transaction.

Koul Inder who is Chief Information Officer at First Niagara Financial Group bought 2,500 shares at $8.74 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Information Officer owned 53,729 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.88% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.58, down $0.16, or 1.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Niagara Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,166
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,166
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,166

The average volume for First Niagara Financial Group has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. First Niagara Financial Group has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 19.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Niagara Bank, N.A. that provides retail and commercial banking, and other financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.73%. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.7. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate First Niagara Financial Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates First Niagara Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 First Niagara Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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