Insider Trading Alert - KMP, DIS, MAA, SPLK And PTC Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, 83 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $72.21 to $38,045,742.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP) - FREE Research Report

Wuerth James P who is Vice President (President CO2) at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners bought 20,000 shares at $79.08 on Jan. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President (President CO2) owned 20,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $79.45, up $0.37, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,450
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,450
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 500

The average volume for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 1.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. operates as a pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kinder Morgan Energy Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Walt Disney (DIS) - FREE Research Report

Braverman Alan N who is Sr EVP, General Counsel & Secy at Walt Disney sold 16,617 shares at $71.81 on Jan. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr EVP, General Counsel & Secy owned 225,399 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.87% with the 16,617-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.15, down $0.66, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Walt Disney go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 43,735
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,735
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,735

The average volume for Walt Disney has been 6.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Walt Disney has a market cap of $128.1 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 4.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Walt Disney Company operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products, and Interactive. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Walt Disney a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Walt Disney as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, 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 Walt Disney Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA) - FREE Research Report

Lowder Thomas H who is Director at Mid-America Apartment Communities sold 26,776 shares at $63.01 on Jan. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 473,571 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.35% with the 26,776-share transaction.

Lowder James K who is Director at Mid-America Apartment Communities sold 16,429 shares at $63.02 on Jan. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 227,287 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.74% with the 16,429-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.28, up $1.26, or 1.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mid-America Apartment Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 96
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 113,224
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,096
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 113,224
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,096
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 113,224

The average volume for Mid-America Apartment Communities has been 495,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mid-America Apartment Communities has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 6.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It is engaged in acquisition, redevelopment, new development, property management, and disposition of multifamily apartment communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Mid-America Apartment Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mid-America Apartment Communities 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, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mid-America Apartment Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Neustaetter Thomas M who is Director at Splunk sold 1,500 shares at $75.04 on Jan. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 70,103 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.09% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.91, up $1.87, or 2.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,353
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 84,635
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 339,748

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 12.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PTC (PTC) - FREE Research Report

Cohen Barry F who is EVP Strategy at PTC sold 50,000 shares at $36.25 on Jan. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Strategy owned 102,452 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.8% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.96, down $1.29, or 3.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PTC go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,663
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 110,620
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 110,620

The average volume for PTC has been 722,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. PTC has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 0.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

PTC Inc. develops, markets, and supports software products and solutions in the areas of computer-aided design (CAD), product lifecycle management (PLM), application lifecycle management (ALM), supply chain management (SCM), and service lifecycle management (SLM) worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate PTC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PTC 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, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 PTC Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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