Insider Trading Alert - PM, LQDT And ELLI 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:

Philip Morris International (PM) - FREE Research Report

Marchionne Sergio who is Director at Philip Morris International bought 1,000 shares at $79.70 on Feb. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 53,687 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.9% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $79.89, up $0.19, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Philip Morris International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 86,775

The average volume for Philip Morris International has been 5.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Philip Morris International has a market cap of $126.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are down 9.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.76%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Philip Morris International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Philip Morris International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and deteriorating net income. Get the full Philip Morris International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Liquidity Service (LQDT) - FREE Research Report

Mateus-Tique Jaime who is Director at Liquidity Service bought 50,000 shares at $24.91 on Feb. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 133,262 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 60.05% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.50, up $0.59, or 2.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Liquidity Service go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,974
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,974

The average volume for Liquidity Service has been 627,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Liquidity Service has a market cap of $805.6 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 10.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Liquidity Services, Inc. operates online auction marketplaces for sellers and buyers of surplus, salvage, and scrap assets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Liquidity Service a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Liquidity Service as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Liquidity Service Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ellie Mae (ELLI) - FREE Research Report

Buccellato Carl who is Director at Ellie Mae sold 2,000 shares at $31.05 on Feb. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 66,865 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.9% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.41, up $0.36, or 1.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ellie Mae go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,000

The average volume for Ellie Mae has been 508,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ellie Mae has a market cap of $839.5 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 16.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ellie Mae, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide business automation software for the mortgage industry in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 69.4. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ellie Mae a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ellie Mae as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ellie Mae Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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