Insider Trading Alert - MKC, WBS, SIX, CMA And CAT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 3, 2014, 88 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $108.30 to $608,047,660.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

McCormick & Company (MKC) - FREE Research Report

Tapiero Jacques who is Director at McCormick & Company bought 310 shares at $64.40 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 310 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 310-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.24, down $1.16, or 1.83% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for McCormick & Company has been 647,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. McCormick & Company has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 8.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. It operates in two segments, Consumer and Industrial. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.31%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1. Currently there are no analysts that rate McCormick & Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates McCormick & Company 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full McCormick & Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Webster Financial (WBS) - FREE Research Report

Finkenzeller Robert A who is Director at Webster Financial sold 2,000 shares at $30.52 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,804 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.75% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.05, down $1.47, or 5.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Webster Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Webster Financial has been 494,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Webster Financial has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 7.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses primarily in southern New England and Westchester County, New York. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Webster Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Webster Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Webster Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) - FREE Research Report

Koppelman Charles who is Director at Six Flags Entertainment bought 1,000 shares at $56.21 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,349 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.7% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.36, down $21.85, or 63.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Six Flags Entertainment go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,597
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,026

The average volume for Six Flags Entertainment has been 517,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Six Flags Entertainment has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 6.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme, water, and zoological parks. The company's parks offer various state-of-the-art and traditional thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Six Flags Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Six Flags Entertainment as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Six Flags Entertainment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Comerica (CMA) - FREE Research Report

Fulton J Michael who is Executive Vice President at Comerica sold 4,084 shares at $46.82 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 66,410 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.79% with the 4,084-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.24, down $2.58, or 5.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Comerica go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,141
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,141
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,141

The average volume for Comerica has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Comerica has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 7.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Comerica Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides financial products and services primarily in Texas, Arizona, California, Florida, and Michigan. The company operates in three segments: Business Bank, Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Comerica a buy, 8 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Comerica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Comerica Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Caterpillar (CAT) - FREE Research Report

Buda James B who is Executive Vice President at Caterpillar sold 9,580 shares at $94.16 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 36,787 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.66% with the 9,580-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $92.07, down $2.09, or 2.27% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Caterpillar has been 5.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Caterpillar has a market cap of $59.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 3.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Caterpillar Inc. manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.56%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Caterpillar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Caterpillar as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. 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 Caterpillar Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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