Insider Trading Alert - LLL, PIR, HSY, VNTV And ZION Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 10, 2014, 89 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $310.00 to $48,325,837.35.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) - FREE Research Report

Cody Richard A. who is See Remarks at L-3 Communications Holdings sold 2,218 shares at $112.12 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the See Remarks owned 5,017 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.66% with the 2,218-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $112.70, up $0.58, or 0.51% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for L-3 Communications Holdings has been 620,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. L-3 Communications Holdings has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 5.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. provides command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems; aircraft modernization and maintenance; and government services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate L-3 Communications Holdings a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates L-3 Communications Holdings as a buy. 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, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full L-3 Communications Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Pier 1 Imports (PIR) - FREE Research Report

Turner Charles H who is Sr. Exec. Vice President & CFO at Pier 1 Imports sold 2,500 shares at $18.88 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. Exec. Vice President & CFO owned 207,314 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.19% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.82, down $0.06, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pier 1 Imports go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,000

The average volume for Pier 1 Imports has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pier 1 Imports has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 18.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. operates as an importer and specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts. The company is also involved in e-commerce business. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Pier 1 Imports a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pier 1 Imports as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Pier 1 Imports Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hershey Company (HSY) - FREE Research Report

McConville Richard M who is VP, Chief Accounting Officer at Hershey Company sold 1,947 shares at $100.70 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Chief Accounting Officer owned 2,109 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 48% with the 1,947-share transaction.

Turner Leslie M who is SVP, GC and Secretary at Hershey Company sold 959 shares at $100.56 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, GC and Secretary owned 26,499 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.49% with the 959-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $102.23, up $1.67, or 1.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hershey Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,403
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,303
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,003

The average volume for Hershey Company has been 814,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hershey Company has a market cap of $16.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 4.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing various chocolate and confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.0. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Hershey Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hershey Company 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, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Hershey Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vantiv (VNTV) - FREE Research Report

Stiefler Jeffrey E who is Director at Vantiv sold 9,083 shares at $30.51 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 107,523 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.79% with the 9,083-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.59, up $0.08, or 0.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vantiv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,234
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 38,125
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15.2 million

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 5.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Vantiv Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Zions (ZION) - FREE Research Report

Maio Keith D who is EVP & Pres. of Subsidiary at Zions sold 8,000 shares at $29.09 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Pres. of Subsidiary owned 34,085 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.01% with the 8,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.56, up $0.47, or 1.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Zions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,985
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,959
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,781

The average volume for Zions has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Zions has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 3.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Zions Bancorporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and related services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Zions a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Zions as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Zions Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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