Insider Trading Alert - RGR, WYNN, MWV, LUV And MKL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 4, 2014, 131 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $408.12 to $109,651,973.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Sturm Ruger & Company (RGR) - FREE Research Report

Dineen Thomas Anthony who is Treasurer and CFO at Sturm Ruger & Company sold 5,800 shares at $73.64 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Treasurer and CFO owned 13,120 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.66% with the 5,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.50, down $1.14, or 1.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sturm Ruger & Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,608
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,737

The average volume for Sturm Ruger & Company has been 339,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sturm Ruger & Company has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 0.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of firearms in the United States. The company offers single-shot, auto loading, bolt-action, and sporting rifles; single-action and double-action revolvers; and rim fire auto loading and center fire auto loading pistols. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sturm Ruger & Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sturm Ruger & Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Sturm Ruger & Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Wynn Resorts (WYNN) - FREE Research Report

Miller Robert Jos who is Director at Wynn Resorts sold 10,000 shares at $215.46 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 80% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Maddox Matt who is President, CFO & Treasurer at Wynn Resorts sold 30,000 shares at $207.01 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, CFO & Treasurer owned 73,560 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.97% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $205.87, down $1.14, or 0.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wynn Resorts go as follows:

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

The average volume for Wynn Resorts has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $21.2 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 9.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.39%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 Wynn Resorts Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) - FREE Research Report

Harwood` Brent A. who is Vice President and Controller at MeadWestvaco Corporation sold 745 shares at $36.47 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President and Controller owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 745-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.93, down $2.54, or 7.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MeadWestvaco Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,489
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,489
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,489

The average volume for MeadWestvaco Corporation has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MeadWestvaco Corporation has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 7.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

MeadWestvaco Corporation provides packaging solutions to healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and agricultural industries worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate MeadWestvaco Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MeadWestvaco Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full MeadWestvaco Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Southwest Airlines (LUV) - FREE Research Report

Brooks Douglas H who is Director at Southwest Airlines bought 5,000 shares at $20.46 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 33,443 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.58% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.58, up $0.12, or 0.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Southwest Airlines go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 189,563

The average volume for Southwest Airlines has been 7.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southwest Airlines has a market cap of $14.2 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 9.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Southwest Airlines Co. operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Southwest Airlines a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Southwest Airlines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Southwest Airlines Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Eby Douglas C who is Director at Markel Corporation sold 65 shares at $540.15 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 468 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.2% with the 65-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $534.73, down $5.42, or 1.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 87
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,321
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,717

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 41,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 7.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Markel Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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