Insider Trading Alert - PFG, LEG And PRGO 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:

Principal Financial Group (PFG) - FREE Research Report

Ferro Dennis H who is Director at Principal Financial Group sold 1,000 shares at $44.80 on Feb. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,469 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.91% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.16, down $0.64, or 1.45% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Principal Financial Group has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Principal Financial Group has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 9.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services. It operates in four segments: Retirement and Investor Services, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U.S. Insurance Solutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Principal Financial Group a buy, 5 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Principal Financial Group 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, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Principal Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Leggett & Platt (LEG) - FREE Research Report

Park Dennis S who is Senior Vice President at Leggett & Platt sold 10,000 shares at $31.09 on Feb. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 219,545 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.36% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Moore John G. who is SVP - Chief Legal & HR Officer at Leggett & Platt sold 7,259 shares at $31.02 on Feb. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP - Chief Legal & HR Officer owned 21,156 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.55% with the 7,259-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.21, up $0.19, or 0.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Leggett & Platt go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 21,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,500

The average volume for Leggett & Platt has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Leggett & Platt has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 0.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces various engineered components and products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently there are no analysts that rate Leggett & Platt a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Leggett & Platt 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 and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Leggett & Platt Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Perrigo Company (PRGO) - FREE Research Report

Morris Herman Jr who is Director at Perrigo Company sold 17,270 shares at $149.74 on Feb. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 17,270-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $156.35, up $6.61, or 4.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Perrigo Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,632
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,379
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,590

The average volume for Perrigo Company has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Perrigo Company has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 0.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Perrigo is buying Canam Care as of Jan 2012 for $36. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.8. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Perrigo Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Perrigo Company 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 solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Perrigo Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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