Insider Trading Alert - ASH, WETF And CTSH Traded By Insiders

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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:

Ashland (ASH) - FREE Research Report

Panichella John E who is Senior Vice President at Ashland sold 19,945 shares at $94.27 on Feb. 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 5 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 99.97% with the 19,945-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.19, up $0.92, or 0.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ashland go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,983
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,015
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,610

The average volume for Ashland has been 696,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ashland has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials, and Ashland Consumer Markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Ashland a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ashland as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ashland Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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WisdomTree Investments (WETF) - FREE Research Report

Steinhardt Michael H who is Director at WisdomTree Investments sold 200,200 shares at $15.01 on Feb. 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 18.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.08% with the 200,200-share transaction.

Lavine Bruce I who is Vice Chairman at WisdomTree Investments sold 31,000 shares at $14.90 on Feb. 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 328,567 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.62% with the 31,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.82, down $0.08, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for WisdomTree Investments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 653,222

The average volume for WisdomTree Investments has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. WisdomTree Investments has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 17.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sponsor and asset manager. It offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate WisdomTree Investments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates WisdomTree Investments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 WisdomTree Investments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTSH) - FREE Research Report

Mehta Rajeev who is CEO, IT Services at Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation sold 42,673 shares at $104.57 on Feb. 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO, IT Services owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 42,673-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $103.08, down $1.49, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,491
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,124
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 68,895

The average volume for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation has a market cap of $31.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation provides information technology (IT), consulting, and business process outsourcing services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Financial Services; Healthcare; Manufacturing, Retail, and Logistics; and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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