Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on FLO - FREETheStreet 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. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.