Insider Trading Alert - BKU, LPLA And TER 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:

BankUnited (BKU) - FREE Research Report

Ross Wilbur L Jr who is Director at BankUnited sold 317,007 shares at $31.40 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.19% with the 317,007-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.13, up $0.73, or 2.27% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for BankUnited has been 613,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. BankUnited has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 2.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

BankUnited, Inc., a bank holding company, provides a range of banking products and financial services to commercial and middle-market businesses, and individual customers in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.61%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate BankUnited a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BankUnited as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and premium valuation. Get the full BankUnited Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA) - FREE Research Report

TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc. who is 10% Owner at LPL Financial Holdings sold 3.8 million shares at $52.00 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 13.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.57% with the 3.8 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.46, up $2.46, or 4.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LPL Financial Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 70,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 190,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 251,000

The average volume for LPL Financial Holdings has been 860,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. LPL Financial Holdings has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. provides an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors and financial advisors at financial institutions in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate LPL Financial Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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Teradyne (TER) - FREE Research Report

Bradley Michael A who is Director at Teradyne sold 13,940 shares at $19.59 on Feb. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 450,982 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3% with the 13,940-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.10, up $0.51, or 2.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Teradyne go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 82,078
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 82,078
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 82,078

The average volume for Teradyne has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Teradyne has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 12.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Bytewise: its subsidiary is a major supplier to the auto industry. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Teradyne a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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