Insider Trading Alert - AET, PFPT And CMA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 20, 2014, 164 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $87.78 to $643,360,199,551.68.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Aetna (AET) - FREE Research Report

Parmeswar Rajan who is VP/Controller/Chief Acct Off at Aetna sold 3,600 shares at $69.46 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP/Controller/Chief Acct Off owned 3,829 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 48.46% with the 3,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.20, up $0.74, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aetna go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,455
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,825
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,192

The average volume for Aetna has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aetna has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Aetna Inc. operates as a diversified health care benefits company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Aetna a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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Proofpoint (PFPT) - FREE Research Report

Steele Gary who is Chief Executive Officer at Proofpoint sold 20,000 shares at $39.51 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 141,689 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.37% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.00, up $2.49, or 5.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Proofpoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,239
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 176,052

The average volume for Proofpoint has been 501,700 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 24.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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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Comerica (CMA) - FREE Research Report

Killian John M who is EVP - Chief Credit Officer at Comerica sold 1,737 shares at $47.60 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP - Chief Credit Officer owned 32,020 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.15% with the 1,737-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.51, down $1.09, or 2.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Comerica go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,850
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,850
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,850

The average volume for Comerica has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Comerica has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 1.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Affiliated with SPP. Syndicating mostly asset-covered deals. Will go through SPP on most cash-flow oriented transactions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Comerica a buy, 7 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Comerica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Comerica Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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