Insider Trading Alert - AN, ALV And R Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 25, 2014, 122 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $95.53 to $95,971,341.22.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

AutoNation (AN) - FREE Research Report

Lampert Edward S who is 10% Owner at AutoNation sold 1.9 million shares at $51.31 on Feb. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 24.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.16% with the 1.9 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.21, up $0.90, or 1.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AutoNation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 110,432
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 200,662
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 865,950

The average volume for AutoNation has been 963,700 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 2.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 AutoNation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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