Insider Trading Alert - KNX, WFM And BXS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 27, 2014, 119 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $99.26 to $40,800,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Knight Transportation (KNX) - FREE Research Report

Quast Kevin who is Exec VP and COO at Knight Transportation sold 1,992 shares at $21.75 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec VP and COO owned 34,799 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.41% with the 1,992-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.69, down $0.06, or 0.29% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Knight Transportation has been 703,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Knight Transportation has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 18.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Knight Transportation, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short to medium-haul truckload carrier of general commodities primarily in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Knight Transportation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Knight Transportation 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, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Knight Transportation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Whole Foods Market (WFM) - FREE Research Report

Mackey John P who is Co-Chief Executive Officer at Whole Foods Market sold 40,000 shares at $53.19 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Co-Chief Executive Officer owned 788,516 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.83% with the 40,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.58, up $0.39, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Whole Foods Market go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,813
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,813
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 123,493

The average volume for Whole Foods Market has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $19.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 7.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates as a retailer of natural and organic foods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.9%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.5. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Whole Foods Market a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Whole Foods Market 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Whole Foods Market Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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BancorpSouth (BXS) - FREE Research Report

Hodges James Ronald who is Executve VP at BancorpSouth sold 1,047 shares at $23.77 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executve VP owned 14,700 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.65% with the 1,047-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.84, up $0.07, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for BancorpSouth go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 15,592
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,592
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,592

The average volume for BancorpSouth has been 785,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. BancorpSouth has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 6.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

BancorpSouth, Inc. operates as a financial holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates BancorpSouth a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BancorpSouth as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full BancorpSouth Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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