Insider Trading Alert - BHI, INFN, VRSN, PLCE And KEY 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:

Baker Hughes (BHI) - FREE Research Report

Lash James A who is Director at Baker Hughes sold 2,700 shares at $56.14 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,363 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.41% with the 2,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.66, up $0.52, or 0.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Baker Hughes go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,588
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,588

The average volume for Baker Hughes has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Baker Hughes has a market cap of $24.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 3.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Baker Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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

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Infinera Corporation (INFN) - FREE Research Report

Fallon Thomas J who is Chief Executive Officer at Infinera Corporation sold 50,000 shares at $8.57 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 807,546 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.83% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.26, down $0.31, or 3.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Infinera Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 75,000

The average volume for Infinera Corporation has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Infinera Corporation has a market cap of $984.0 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Infinera Corporation provides optical networking equipment, software, and services to communications service providers, Internet content providers, cable operators, and subsea network operators worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 274.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Infinera Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Infinera Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Infinera Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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VeriSign (VRSN) - FREE Research Report

Roach John D who is Director at VeriSign sold 333 shares at $58.40 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,679 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.56% with the 333-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.89, down $2.51, or 4.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VeriSign go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 333
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 333
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 333

The average volume for VeriSign has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VeriSign has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 5.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

VeriSign, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure services to various networks worldwide. It offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names, as well as the back-end systems for various for all .gov, .jobs, and .edu domain names. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate VeriSign a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VeriSign as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full VeriSign Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Children's Place Retail Stores (PLCE) - FREE Research Report

Elfers Jane T who is President and CEO at Children's Place Retail Stores sold 48,308 shares at $50.97 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 332,494 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.69% with the 48,308-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.35, down $0.62, or 1.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Children's Place Retail Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,677
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,577

The average volume for Children's Place Retail Stores has been 420,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place Retail Stores has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 10.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. The company provides apparel, accessories, and shoes for children from newborn to 10 years of age. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Children's Place Retail Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Children's Place Retail Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, 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 Children's Place Retail Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KeyCorp (KEY) - FREE Research Report

Carrabba Joseph A who is Director at KeyCorp bought 1,500 shares at $12.56 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,362 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.86% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.36, down $0.20, or 1.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KeyCorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 800
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 800
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,800

The average volume for KeyCorp has been 10.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. KeyCorp has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

KeyCorp. operates as the holding company for KeyBank National Association that provides various banking services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.79%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate KeyCorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KeyCorp 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, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full KeyCorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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