Insider Trading Alert - TREX, VR, PLD, KNX And UPS 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:

Trex Company (TREX) - FREE Research Report

Reese F Timothy who is Sr. Vice President, Operations at Trex Company sold 1,298 shares at $65.00 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President, Operations owned 38,309 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.28% with the 1,298-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.20, down $1.80, or 2.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Trex Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,201
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,201
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,965

The average volume for Trex Company has been 176,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Trex Company has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 19.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Trex Company, Inc. manufactures and distributes wood/plastic composite products, and related accessories primarily for the residential and commercial decking and railing applications in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 68.9. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Trex Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Trex Company as a hold. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Trex Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Grayson Matthew J. who is Director at Validus Holdings bought 48 shares at $39.62 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,400 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.76% with the 48-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.26, down $4.36, or 12.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,492
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,492
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,199

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 893,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 12.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance, insurance, and insurance linked securities fund management services in the property, marine, and specialty lines markets worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.6. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Validus Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Validus Holdings 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Validus Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Prologis (PLD) - FREE Research Report

Garvey Christine who is Director at Prologis sold 1,500 shares at $38.22 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,652 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 36.13% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.90, up $0.68, or 1.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Prologis go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,283
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,283
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,283

The average volume for Prologis has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Prologis has a market cap of $19.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 4.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Prologis Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of industrial distribution and retail properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 59.6. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Prologis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Prologis as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Prologis Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Knight Transportation (KNX) - FREE Research Report

Knight L Randy who is Vice Chairman at Knight Transportation sold 4,800 shares at $20.85 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 5.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.1% with the 4,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.87, up $0.02, or 0.08% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Knight Transportation has been 658,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Knight Transportation has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 13.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Knight Transportation, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short to medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities primarily in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Knight Transportation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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United Parcel Service (UPS) - FREE Research Report

Eskew Michael L who is Director at United Parcel Service sold 12,366 shares at $94.89 on Feb. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 200 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 98.41% with the 12,366-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $93.95, down $0.94, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Parcel Service go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,475
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,475
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 47,823

The average volume for United Parcel Service has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $66.6 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 10.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United Parcel Service as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full United Parcel Service Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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