Insider Trading Alert - GPN, MA, INTC, BEAM And IP 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:

Global Payments (GPN) - FREE Research Report

Garcia Paul R who is Chairman of the Board at Global Payments sold 164,000 shares at $67.56 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 338,978 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.61% with the 164,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.91, down $3.65, or 5.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Global Payments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,517
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,517
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,125

The average volume for Global Payments has been 748,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Global Payments has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 2.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Global Payments Inc. provides electronic payments transaction processing services worldwide. The company serves as the processing intermediary between the merchant, the credit and debit networks, and the financial institutions that issue cards. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Global Payments a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 Global Payments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MasterCard Incorporated (MA) - FREE Research Report

MasterCard Foundation who is 10% Owner at MasterCard Incorporated sold 404,760 shares at $76.61 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 119.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.34% with the 404,760-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.19, down $3.42, or 4.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard Incorporated go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 836,504
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 836,504
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 839,374

The average volume for MasterCard Incorporated has been 7.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $87.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 11.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

MasterCard Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Intel (INTC) - FREE Research Report

James Renee Jo who is President at Intel sold 50,431 shares at $24.54 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 54,842 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.9% with the 50,431-share transaction.

Smith Stacy J who is Exec VP, Dir Corp Stratgy, CFO at Intel sold 51,217 shares at $24.81 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec VP, Dir Corp Stratgy, CFO owned 145,009 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.1% with the 51,217-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.62, down $1.19, or 5.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Intel go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 33,330
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,330
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,060

The average volume for Intel has been 33.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Intel has a market cap of $122.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 5.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.67%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Intel a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Intel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Intel Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Beam (BEAM) - FREE Research Report

Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. who is 10% Owner at Beam sold 7.3 million shares at $83.29 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 13.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 35.06% with the 7.3 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.15, down $0.14, or 0.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Beam go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,587
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,587
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,571

The average volume for Beam has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Beam has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 22.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Beam Inc. manufactures and sells distilled spirits worldwide. The company's principal products include bourbon whiskey, tequila, Scotch whisky, Canadian whisky, vodka, cognac, rum, cordials, and ready-to-drink pre-mixed cocktails. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Beam a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Beam as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins 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 Beam Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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International Paper (IP) - FREE Research Report

Faraci John V who is Chairman and CEO at International Paper sold 10,000 shares at $47.64 on Feb. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 1.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.57% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.75, down $1.89, or 4.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for International Paper go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,000

The average volume for International Paper has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. International Paper has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 2.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 International Paper Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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