Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, Feb. 26, 2014, 172 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $41.00 to $204,930,000.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Boston Beer Company (SAM) - FREE Research Report Koch C James who is Chairman at Boston Beer Company sold 1,000 shares at $231.81 on Feb. 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman owned 30,534 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.17% with the 1,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $235.59, up $3.78, or 1.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Boston Beer Company go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 13,371
12-Week # shares sold: 24,201
24-Week # shares sold: 34,892
The average volume for Boston Beer Company has been 69,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston Beer Company has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. The Boston Beer Company, Inc. engages in the production and sale of alcohol beverages primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and Mexico. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.4. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Boston Beer Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on SAM - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Boston Beer Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Boston Beer Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.