Insider Trading Alert - LNKD, MFA And CVLT 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:

LinkedIn (LNKD) - FREE Research Report

Battle A George who is Director at LinkedIn sold 101 shares at $189.81 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 22,341 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.45% with the 101-share transaction.

Kilgore Leslie J who is Director at LinkedIn sold 101 shares at $189.81 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,341 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.14% with the 101-share transaction.

Meresman Stanley J who is Director at LinkedIn sold 101 shares at $189.81 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 305 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.88% with the 101-share transaction.

Sordello Steven J who is SVP, Chief Financial Officer at LinkedIn sold 1,685 shares at $189.84 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Chief Financial Officer owned 37,345 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.32% with the 1,685-share transaction.

Nishar Dipchand who is SVP, Products, User Experience at LinkedIn sold 3,690 shares at $189.84 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Products, User Experience owned 54,783 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.31% with the 3,690-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $192.83, up $2.99, or 1.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LinkedIn go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 85,587

The average volume for LinkedIn has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LinkedIn has a market cap of $20.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 9.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

LinkedIn Corporation operates an online professional network. The company has a P/E ratio of 853.6. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate LinkedIn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LinkedIn as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full LinkedIn Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MFA Financial (MFA) - FREE Research Report

Meyers Terence B who is Senior Vice President at MFA Financial bought 2,274 shares at $9.16 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 5,155 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 78.93% with the 2,274-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.71, down $1.45, or 18.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MFA Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 12,700
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 12,700
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 12,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,000

The average volume for MFA Financial has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MFA Financial has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 8.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MFA Financial, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in residential agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate MFA Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MFA Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 disappointing return on equity. Get the full MFA Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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CommVault Systems (CVLT) - FREE Research Report

Merrill Gary who is Chief Accounting Officer at CommVault Systems sold 836 shares at $68.85 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 16,302 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.88% with the 836-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.73, up $0.88, or 1.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CommVault Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,833
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,833
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,770

The average volume for CommVault Systems has been 869,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. CommVault Systems has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 7.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CommVault Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides data and information management software applications and related services primarily in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.2. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate CommVault Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CommVault Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full CommVault Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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