Insider Trading Alert - EL, ADT And SONC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 19, 2014, 110 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $21.54 to $422,568,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Estee Lauder Cos (EL) - FREE Research Report

Lauder Ronald S Foundation who is 10% Owner at Estee Lauder Cos sold 29,000 shares at $67.63 on Feb. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 36,457 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 44.3% with the 29,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.49, down $0.14, or 0.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Estee Lauder Cos go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,125
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,125
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,395

The average volume for Estee Lauder Cos has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 9.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Estee Lauder Cos 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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ADT Corporation (ADT) - FREE Research Report

McLean Kathleen who is SVP, Chief Information Officer at ADT Corporation bought 2,500 shares at $31.40 on Feb. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Chief Information Officer owned 7,013 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 55.4% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.12, down $0.28, or 0.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ADT Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 20,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,500

The average volume for ADT Corporation has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. ADT Corporation has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 22.29% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.56%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full ADT Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sonic Corporation (SONC) - FREE Research Report

Richardson Frank E Iii who is Director at Sonic Corporation sold 90,400 shares at $19.00 on Feb. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.3% with the 90,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.28, up $0.28, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sonic Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 72,637
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 263,637

The average volume for Sonic Corporation has been 651,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sonic Corporation has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Sonic Corp. operates and franchises a chain of quick-service drive-in restaurants in the United States. As of January 07, 2014, it operated approximately 3,500 drive-in restaurants in 44 states. It also leases signs and real estate. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Sonic Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sonic Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Sonic Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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