Insider Trading Alert - THS, AN And STT 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:

Treehouse Foods (THS) - FREE Research Report

Ferguson Diana Sue who is Director at Treehouse Foods sold 3,700 shares at $70.00 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 3,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.40, up $1.40, or 1.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Treehouse Foods go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,500

The average volume for Treehouse Foods has been 181,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Treehouse Foods has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 1.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. operates as a food manufacturer in the United States and Canada. It operates in three segments: North American Retail Grocery, Food Away From Home, and Industrial and Export. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.9. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Treehouse Foods a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Treehouse Foods as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth 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 Treehouse Foods Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AutoNation (AN) - FREE Research Report

Lampert Edward S who is 10% Owner at AutoNation sold 1.2 million shares at $51.74 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 25.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.39% with the 1.2 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.59, down $1.15, or 2.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AutoNation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 48,096
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 90,230
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 755,518

The average volume for AutoNation has been 913,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. AutoNation has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 2.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Bank Group (Agent, others): Equity Coverage: Products Currently Used: Product Ideas: Major Division: Key Products: Rating: The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate AutoNation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AutoNation 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 increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full AutoNation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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State Street (STT) - FREE Research Report

Perretta Christopher who is Executive Vice President at State Street sold 25,388 shares at $68.20 on Feb. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 58,188 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.38% with the 25,388-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.98, up $0.78, or 1.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Street go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 55,060
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 55,060
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,060

The average volume for State Street has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. State Street has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 7.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

State Street Corporation, a financial holding company, provides investment servicing and investment management services to institutional investors worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.53%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate State Street a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates State Street as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full State Street Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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