Insider Trading Alert - LSTR, FLO And COF 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:

Landstar System (LSTR) - FREE Research Report

Gerkens Henry H who is Chairman & CEO at Landstar System sold 30,000 shares at $58.78 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 82,978 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.55% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.02, up $0.24, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Landstar System go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,883
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,883

The average volume for Landstar System has been 327,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Landstar System has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 2.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Landstar System, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides freight transportation services and supply chain solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Transportation Logistics and Insurance. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Landstar System a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Landstar System as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Landstar System Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Flowers Foods (FLO) - FREE Research Report

Mcmullian Amos R who is Director at Flowers Foods bought 10,000 shares at $19.78 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.28% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.70, up $0.92, or 4.47% 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 Tuesday.

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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Capital One Financial (COF) - FREE Research Report

Blackley Richard Scott who is Principal Accounting Officer at Capital One Financial sold 3,527 shares at $72.28 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Principal Accounting Officer owned 17,984 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.4% with the 3,527-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.71, down $0.57, or 0.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Capital One Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,866
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,071
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 576,579

The average volume for Capital One Financial has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $41.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 5.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

In the first quarter of 2012, COF completed the acquisition of the U.S. business of ING Direct, which added nearly $100 billion in assets to COF's balance sheet. The purchase significantly enhances the organization's deposit gathering capability. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Capital One Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Capital One Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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