Insider Trading Alert - UNM, CMCSA And SMTC 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:

Unum Group (UNM) - FREE Research Report

McGarry John F who is EVP, Pres&CEO, Closed Blk Ops at Unum Group sold 2,000 shares at $32.08 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Pres&CEO, Closed Blk Ops owned 57,269 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.37% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.17, up $0.09, or 0.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Unum Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,655
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,655
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 72,291

The average volume for Unum Group has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Unum Group has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 9.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Unum Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Unum Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Unum Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Comcast (CMCSA) - FREE Research Report

Smit Neil who is Executive Vice President at Comcast sold 11,000 shares at $53.20 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 111,898 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.95% with the 11,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.87, up $0.67, or 1.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Comcast go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,996

The average volume for Comcast has been 10.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Comcast has a market cap of $114.3 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 2.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology company worldwide. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7. Currently there are 24 analysts that rate Comcast a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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Semtech Corporation (SMTC) - FREE Research Report

Maheswaran Mohan who is President and CEO at Semtech Corporation sold 2,000 shares at $21.73 on Feb. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 131,662 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.5% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.83, up $0.10, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Semtech Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,359
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,039

The average volume for Semtech Corporation has been 816,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Semtech Corporation has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 13.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Semtech Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed signal semiconductor products. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Semtech Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Semtech Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins 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 Semtech Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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