Insider Trading Alert - MMM, ANDE And SHW Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 24, 2014, 153 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $614.00 to $8,867,579,754,879.72.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

3M (MMM) - FREE Research Report

Hardgrove Ian F who is Sr. Vice President at 3M sold 2,360 shares at $131.09 on Feb. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President owned 10,774 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.97% with the 2,360-share transaction.

Holmes Christopher D who is Senior VP, Supply Chain Ops at 3M sold 3,305 shares at $131.76 on Feb. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior VP, Supply Chain Ops owned 5,132 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 39.17% with the 3,305-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $132.63, up $0.87, or 0.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for 3M go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,545
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,625
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,422
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,625
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,522

The average volume for 3M has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. 3M has a market cap of $87.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 5.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate 3M a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates 3M 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full 3M Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Andersons (ANDE) - FREE Research Report

Shah Rasesh H who is President, Rail Group at Andersons sold 6,700 shares at $54.31 on Feb. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Rail Group owned 36,173 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.63% with the 6,700-share transaction.

McKinstray Neill C who is President, Ethanol Group at Andersons sold 1,385 shares at $54.08 on Feb. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Ethanol Group owned 39,619 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.38% with the 1,385-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.16, up $0.08, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Andersons go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 500

The average volume for Andersons has been 295,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Andersons has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Andersons, Inc. engages in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, railcar leasing, turf and cob products, and consumer retailing businesses. It operates in six segments: Grain, Ethanol, Rail, Plant Nutrient, Turf & Specialty, and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Andersons a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Andersons as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Andersons Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) - FREE Research Report

Hodnik David F who is Director at Sherwin-Williams Company sold 1,337 shares at $193.07 on Feb. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,172 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.9% with the 1,337-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $196.34, up $3.27, or 1.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sherwin-Williams Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,609
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,609
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,609

The average volume for Sherwin-Williams Company has been 732,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sherwin-Williams Company has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 6.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean region. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Sherwin-Williams Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sherwin-Williams Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Sherwin-Williams Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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