Insider Trading Alert - RAI, WNR And EQR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 12, 2014, 128 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $79.73 to $121,490,730.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Reynolds American (RAI) - FREE Research Report

Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc. who is 10% Owner at Reynolds American sold 158,245 shares at $47.64 on Feb. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 225.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.07% with the 158,245-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.39, down $0.25, or 0.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Reynolds American go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 464,002
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 997,444
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.3 million

The average volume for Reynolds American has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Reynolds American has a market cap of $26.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are down 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Reynolds American Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company operates through RJR Tobacco, American Snuff, and Santa Fe segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Reynolds American a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Reynolds American Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Western Refining (WNR) - FREE Research Report

Foster Paul L who is Chairman of BOD, Exec. Chair at Western Refining sold 100,000 shares at $36.36 on Feb. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of BOD, Exec. Chair owned 20.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.49% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.78, up $1.42, or 3.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Refining go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 171,692
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 921,617

The average volume for Western Refining has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Refining has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 10.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Western Refining, Inc. operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. It operates in three segments: Refining, Wholesale, and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.35%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.0. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Western Refining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Refining as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, compelling growth in net income 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 Western Refining Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Equity Residential (EQR) - FREE Research Report

Kaufman Ian who is Chief Accounting Officer at Equity Residential sold 1,615 shares at $58.00 on Feb. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 12,662 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.31% with the 1,615-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.43, up $0.43, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Equity Residential go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,812
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,812
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,812

The average volume for Equity Residential has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Equity Residential has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 12.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.19%. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Equity Residential a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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