Insider Trading Alert - TDW, UNM And LVLT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 13, 2014, 117 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,198.88 to $4,397,881,850,959.55.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Tidewater (TDW) - FREE Research Report

Potter Robert L who is Director at Tidewater bought 2,000 shares at $47.48 on Feb. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.27, up $0.79, or 1.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tidewater go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Tidewater has been 540,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tidewater has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 20.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Tidewater Inc. provides offshore service vessels and marine support services through the operation of a fleet of marine service vessels. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Tidewater a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tidewater as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Tidewater Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Unum Group (UNM) - FREE Research Report

Simonds Michael Q who is EVP, President & CEO, Unum US at Unum Group sold 2,100 shares at $32.93 on Feb. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, President & CEO, Unum US owned 33,677 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.87% with the 2,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.48, up $0.55, or 1.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Unum Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 63,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 73,655
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 134,991

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 $8.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 1.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4. 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 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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Level 3 Communications (LVLT) - FREE Research Report

Alonso Hector who is Regional President, Latin Amer at Level 3 Communications sold 27,000 shares at $37.50 on Feb. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Regional President, Latin Amer owned 130,865 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.1% with the 27,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.36, up $0.86, or 2.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Level 3 Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 113,868
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 158,318

The average volume for Level 3 Communications has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Level 3 Communications has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 14.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services primarily in North America, Latin America, and Europe. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Level 3 Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Level 3 Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Level 3 Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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