Insider Trading Alert - FLO, RRGB And MKL Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, 110 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,636.40 to $128,200,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Flowers Foods (FLO) - FREE Research Report

Deese George E who is Executive Chairman ofthe Board at Flowers Foods bought 7,500 shares at $19.70 on Feb. 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman ofthe Board owned 2.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.36% with the 7,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.48, up $0.78, or 3.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Flowers Foods go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,290
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,290
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,290

The average volume for Flowers Foods has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Flowers Foods has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 5.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Flowers Foods, Inc. produces and markets packaged bakery foods in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) and Warehouse Delivery. The DSD segment produces fresh bakery foods, including fresh breads, buns, rolls, tortillas, and snack cakes. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Flowers Foods a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Flowers Foods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Flowers Foods Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB) - FREE Research Report

Carley Stephen E. who is Chief Executive Officer at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers sold 937 shares at $69.97 on Feb. 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 31,744 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.87% with the 937-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.73, up $3.76, or 5.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,600

The average volume for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has been 188,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 0.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises casual-dining restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.0. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Red Robin Gourmet Burgers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Red Robin Gourmet Burgers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Eby Douglas C who is Director at Markel Corporation sold 20 shares at $553.46 on Feb. 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 448 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.27% with the 20-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $571.84, up $18.38, or 3.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 85
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,406
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,502

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 42,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 1.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

MARKEL DESCRIPTION Markel (MKL) is a U.S.-based specialty insurer with a focus on niche markets. MKL competes in three segments of the specialty insurance marketplace: Excess and Surplus Lines (E&S), Specialty Admitted, and the London markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Markel Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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