Insider Trading Alert - HES, IP, DST, CG And FFIV 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:

Hess (HES) - FREE Research Report

Ziolo Mykel J. who is Senior Vice President at Hess sold 4,027 shares at $73.92 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 40,823 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.98% with the 4,027-share transaction.

Fishman Eric S. who is Vice President and Treasurer at Hess sold 867 shares at $74.04 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President and Treasurer owned 7,569 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.28% with the 867-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.92, up $1.88, or 2.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hess go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Hess has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $25.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 10.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent energy company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.34%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hess as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Hess Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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International Paper (IP) - FREE Research Report

Roberts Carol L who is Svp & Cfo at International Paper sold 32,977 shares at $45.85 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Svp & Cfo owned 24,451 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 57.42% with the 32,977-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.76, up $0.91, or 1.95% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for International Paper go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,000

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 $20.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 4.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 3.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5. 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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DST Systems (DST) - FREE Research Report

Bryan Lowell L who is Director at DST Systems bought 218 shares at $91.49 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,027 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.02% with the 218-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $88.76, down $2.73, or 3.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DST Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 225
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 225
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,002
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,000

The average volume for DST Systems has been 226,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. DST Systems has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 3.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing and software services and products. The company operates in two segments, Financial Services and Customer Communications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate DST Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DST Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full DST Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Carlyle Group (CG) - FREE Research Report

Buser Curtis L. who is Chief Accounting Officer at Carlyle Group sold 2,291 shares at $33.25 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 76,560 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.91% with the 2,291-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.09, down $0.16, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carlyle Group go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 150,000

The average volume for Carlyle Group has been 421,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carlyle Group has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 8.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Carlyle Group is an investment firm specializing in direct and fund of fund investments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Carlyle Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carlyle Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Carlyle Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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F5 Networks (FFIV) - FREE Research Report

Eames Edward Julian who is EVP, Business Operations at F5 Networks sold 4,534 shares at $104.89 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Business Operations owned 30,430 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.97% with the 4,534-share transaction.

Triebes Karl D who is EVP, Product Development & CTO at F5 Networks sold 5,440 shares at $104.93 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Product Development & CTO owned 9,088 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37.44% with the 5,440-share transaction.

Reinland Andrew who is EVP, Chief Financial Officer at F5 Networks sold 2,539 shares at $104.91 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Financial Officer owned 41,639 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.75% with the 2,539-share transaction.

Rivelo Manuel Felix who is EVP, Strategic Solutions at F5 Networks sold 5,093 shares at $104.91 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Strategic Solutions owned 11,971 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.85% with the 5,093-share transaction.

Feringa Thomas David who is EVP, World Wide Sales at F5 Networks sold 4,672 shares at $104.89 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, World Wide Sales owned 2,197 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 68.02% with the 4,672-share transaction.

Rogers Scot Frazier who is General Counsel at F5 Networks sold 1,094 shares at $104.93 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the General Counsel owned 1,863 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37% with the 1,094-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $106.00, up $1.07, or 1.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for F5 Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,580
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,580
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,058

The average volume for F5 Networks has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. F5 Networks has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 17.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

F5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.7. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate F5 Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates F5 Networks 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, 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 F5 Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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