Insider Trading Alert - APOL, ADT, DUK, PANW And AEIS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 5, 2014, 146 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $51.84 to $26,546,700.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Bishop Terri C who is Vice Chairman at Apollo Education Group sold 2,000 shares at $32.20 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 20,295 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.97% with the 2,000-share transaction.

Newton Frederick James who is SR VP, Chief HR Officer at Apollo Education Group sold 2,600 shares at $32.29 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SR VP, Chief HR Officer owned 55,958 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.44% with the 2,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.86, up $0.57, or 1.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 55,404
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 67,508
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 103,104

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 17.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ADT Corporation (ADT) - FREE Research Report

Ferber Alan who is President, Residential at ADT Corporation bought 1,000 shares at $29.81 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Residential owned 1,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Lucht Shawn L who is SVP, Chief Customer Officer at ADT Corporation bought 2,500 shares at $29.15 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Chief Customer Officer owned 26,831 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.27% with the 2,500-share transaction.

Orbegoso Luis J. who is President, Small Business at ADT Corporation bought 1,000 shares at $29.90 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Small Business owned 6,721 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.48% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.26, up $0.36, or 1.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ADT Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 16,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 16,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 16,500

The average volume for ADT Corporation has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. ADT Corporation has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 26.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full ADT Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) - FREE Research Report

Yates Lloyd M who is Executive VP, Reg Utilities at Duke Energy Corporation sold 300 shares at $70.68 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, Reg Utilities owned 43,095 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.69% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.56, down $1.12, or 1.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Duke Energy Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 300
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 600
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,823

The average volume for Duke Energy Corporation has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Duke Energy Corporation has a market cap of $49.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 0.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Duke Energy Corporation operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power, and International Energy. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Duke Energy Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Duke Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and attractive valuation levels. 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 Duke Energy Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Zuk Nir who is Cto at Palo Alto Networks sold 30,000 shares at $58.33 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cto owned 3.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1% with the 30,000-share transaction.

Batra Rajiv who is VP, Engineering at Palo Alto Networks sold 50,000 shares at $58.39 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Engineering owned 142,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.04% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.36, up $0.97, or 1.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Palo Alto Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,814
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 174,314
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 314,475

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 4.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) - FREE Research Report

Grady Edward C who is Director at Advanced Energy Industries sold 1,700 shares at $28.14 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,800 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.6% with the 1,700-share transaction.

Rohrs Thomas M who is Director at Advanced Energy Industries sold 18,000 shares at $27.07 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 38.3% with the 18,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.68, down $0.39, or 1.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advanced Energy Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 77,596

The average volume for Advanced Energy Industries has been 507,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advanced Energy Industries has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 20.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports power conversion products that transform power into various usable forms. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Advanced Energy Industries a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advanced Energy Industries 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Advanced Energy Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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