Insider Trading Alert - RYL, KLAC, RFMD, WTFC And EWBC Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 95 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $413.92 to $325,011,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ryland Group (RYL) - FREE Research Report

Jews William L who is Chairman of the Board at Ryland Group sold 11,000 shares at $45.00 on Feb. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 37,761 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.56% with the 11,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.94, down $0.06, or 0.13% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Ryland Group has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ryland Group has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Ryland Group, Inc. operates as a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company in the United States. It engages in the design, construction, and sale of homes, as well as provides mortgage origination, title insurance, escrow, and insurance services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.6. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ryland Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ryland Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Ryland Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KLA-Tencor Corporation (KLAC) - FREE Research Report

Bell Bobby R who is Executive Vice President at KLA-Tencor Corporation sold 6,965 shares at $60.07 on Feb. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 21,440 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.52% with the 6,965-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.20, up $2.13, or 3.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KLA-Tencor Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 348
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 348
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,804

The average volume for KLA-Tencor Corporation has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. KLA-Tencor Corporation has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 4.08% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

KLA-Tencor Corporation engages in design, manufacture, and marketing of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate KLA-Tencor Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KLA-Tencor Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full KLA-Tencor Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RF Micro Devices (RFMD) - FREE Research Report

Priddy William A who is VP Administration and CFO at RF Micro Devices sold 25,000 shares at $5.49 on Feb. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Administration and CFO owned 727,636 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.32% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $5.54, up $0.05, or 0.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RF Micro Devices go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,534
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 85,534
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 424,115

The average volume for RF Micro Devices has been 6.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. RF Micro Devices has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 7.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

RF Micro Devices, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of radio frequency (RF) solutions for original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers in wireless and wired communications applications in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate RF Micro Devices a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RF Micro Devices 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 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 RF Micro Devices Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Wintrust Financial (WTFC) - FREE Research Report

Moschner Albin F who is Director at Wintrust Financial sold 5,000 shares at $43.82 on Feb. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,048 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.79% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.24, up $0.42, or 0.95% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wintrust Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,942
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,942
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,940

The average volume for Wintrust Financial has been 355,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Wintrust Financial has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and other financial products and services to customers in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southeastern Wisconsin. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Wintrust Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wintrust Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Wintrust Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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East West Bancorp (EWBC) - FREE Research Report

Krause Douglas Paul who is Executive Vice President at East West Bancorp sold 10,000 shares at $33.28 on Feb. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 93,244 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.69% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.61, up $0.33, or 0.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for East West Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 57,800

The average volume for East West Bancorp has been 698,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. East West Bancorp has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for East West Bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate East West Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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