Insider Trading Alert - CPB, MKL And VFC Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 123 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $98.40 to $9,872,759.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Campbell Soup (CPB) - FREE Research Report

Owens B Craig who is Senior Vice President & CFO at Campbell Soup sold 55,000 shares at $43.57 on Feb. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President & CFO owned 181,990 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.21% with the 55,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.20, up $0.63, or 1.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Campbell Soup go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,473
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,473
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,898

The average volume for Campbell Soup has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Campbell Soup has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 1.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets branded convenience food products. It operates through U.S. Simple Meals; Global Baking and Snacking; International Simple Meals and Beverages; U.S. Beverages; and Bolthouse and Foodservice segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Campbell Soup a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Campbell Soup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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 Campbell Soup Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Markel Anthony F who is Vice Chairman at Markel Corporation sold 51 shares at $572.58 on Feb. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 3,424 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.47% with the 51-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $578.42, up $5.84, or 1.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 85
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 406
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,502

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 42,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 0.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Markel Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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VF Corporation (VFC) - FREE Research Report

Roe Scott A. who is VP Controller and CAO at VF Corporation sold 7,500 shares at $58.05 on Feb. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Controller and CAO owned 48,455 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.4% with the 7,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.74, up $0.69, or 1.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VF Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 230
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,800
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 230
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,800
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 230
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,800

The average volume for VF Corporation has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VF Corporation has a market cap of $25.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 6.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

V.F. Corporation designs and manufactures, or sources from independent contractors various apparel and footwear products primarily in the United States and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.81%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate VF Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VF Corporation 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, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full VF Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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