Insider Trading Alert - PACW, QCOR, ALB, FAST And OPK 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:

PacWest Bancorp (PACW) - FREE Research Report

Dunn Stephen M who is Director at PacWest Bancorp sold 18,000 shares at $41.50 on Jan. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 90% with the 18,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.75, down $1.75, or 4.4% 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 495,200 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 3.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 2.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.0. 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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