Insider Trading Alert - AINV, LLTC, ZION, MDSO And ABG Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 11, 2014, 110 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $74.70 to $30,815,350.22.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Apollo Investment (AINV) - FREE Research Report

Hunt Gregory W. who is CFO and Treasurer at Apollo Investment bought 10,000 shares at $8.36 on Feb. 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the CFO and Treasurer owned 15,930 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 168.63% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.80, up $0.44, or 5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Investment go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000

The average volume for Apollo Investment has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Investment has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 0.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Apollo Investment Corporation is business development company and operates as a closed-end management investment company. The company invests in middle market companies. It provides direct equity capital, mezzanine and senior secured loans, and subordinated debt and loans. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 9.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Apollo Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Investment 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 find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Apollo Investment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Linear Technology (LLTC) - FREE Research Report

Swanson Robert H Jr who is Executive Chairman at Linear Technology sold 5,739 shares at $44.25 on Feb. 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 161,197 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.44% with the 5,739-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.65, up $0.40, or 0.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Linear Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,248
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 28,248
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 99,420

The average volume for Linear Technology has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Linear Technology has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 1.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Linear Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets a line of analog integrated circuits (ICs) worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Linear Technology a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Linear Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income 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 Linear Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Zions (ZION) - FREE Research Report

Haun Dallas E who is Exec Vice President at Zions sold 4,000 shares at $29.38 on Feb. 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec Vice President owned 24,168 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.2% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.25, up $0.87, or 2.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Zions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,985
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,959
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 31,781

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 Tuesday.

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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Medidata Solutions (MDSO) - FREE Research Report

Sherif Tarek who is Chairman & CEO at Medidata Solutions sold 20,000 shares at $51.57 on Feb. 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 792,718 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.46% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.31, up $3.74, or 6.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Medidata Solutions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 164,461
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 220,332

The average volume for Medidata Solutions has been 535,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Medidata Solutions has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 8.93% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. provides cloud-based clinical development solutions for life sciences organizations in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 69.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Medidata Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Medidata Solutions as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Medidata Solutions Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) - FREE Research Report

Krenz Scott J who is Senior Vice President at Asbury Automotive Group sold 5,012 shares at $50.30 on Feb. 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 31,167 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.85% with the 5,012-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.30, down $2.00, or 4.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Asbury Automotive Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,316
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,316
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 44,745

The average volume for Asbury Automotive Group has been 282,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Asbury Automotive Group has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 8.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. It offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; vehicle maintenance, replacement parts, and collision repair services; and financing, insurance, and service contracts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 39.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Asbury Automotive Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Asbury Automotive Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Asbury Automotive Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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