Insider Trading Alert - IBM, PFPT And EEP Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 18, 2014, 129 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $49.70 to $268,110,200.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

International Business Machines (IBM) - FREE Research Report

Shaughnessy Timothy S who is Senior Vice President at International Business Machines sold 10,000 shares at $183.87 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 25,483 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.18% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Di Leo Allen Bruno V who is Senior Vice President at International Business Machines sold 5,000 shares at $182.83 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 26,758 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.74% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $183.37, up $0.54, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for International Business Machines go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,161
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,161
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,445

The average volume for International Business Machines has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. International Business Machines has a market cap of $199.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 2.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate International Business Machines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates International Business Machines as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full International Business Machines Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Proofpoint (PFPT) - FREE Research Report

Hahn Eric who is Director at Proofpoint sold 10,000 shares at $39.16 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 474,972 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.06% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.43, up $0.27, or 0.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Proofpoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,239
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 166,052

The average volume for Proofpoint has been 488,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Proofpoint has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 19.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Proofpoint, Inc. provides threat protection, regulatory compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communication solutions worldwide. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Proofpoint a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Proofpoint as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Proofpoint Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP) - FREE Research Report

Coy Janet L who is Vice President-Natural Gas Mar at Enbridge Energy Partners bought 11 shares at $28.76 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President-Natural Gas Mar owned 589 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.89% with the 11-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.18, down $1.58, or 5.81% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Enbridge Energy Partners has been 745,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Enbridge Energy Partners has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. owns and operates crude oil and liquid petroleum transportation and storage assets; and natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation, and marketing assets in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.85%. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Enbridge Energy Partners a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Enbridge Energy Partners as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Enbridge Energy Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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