Insider Trading Alert - MAR, MTW And IT 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:

Marriott International (MAR) - FREE Research Report

Marriott David S who is 13D Group Owning more than 10% at Marriott International sold 30,000 shares at $53.39 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the 13D Group Owning more than 10% owned 591,996 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.82% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.21, up $0.82, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Marriott International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 26,213
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 82,662
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 169,982

The average volume for Marriott International has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marriott International has a market cap of $15.8 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 9.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Marriott International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Marriott International as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Marriott International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Manitowoc (MTW) - FREE Research Report

Etchart Eric who is Sr. Vice President at Manitowoc sold 11,550 shares at $30.70 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President owned 119,580 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.81% with the 11,550-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.95, up $0.25, or 0.8% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Manitowoc go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 31,552
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,552
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 31,552

The average volume for Manitowoc has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Manitowoc has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 32.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of cranes and related products, and foodservice equipment worldwide. It operates through two segments, Cranes and Related Products, and Foodservice Equipment. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Manitowoc a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Manitowoc as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Manitowoc Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Gartner (IT) - FREE Research Report

Dawkins Alwyn who is SVP, Events at Gartner sold 750 shares at $68.97 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Events owned 22,784 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.19% with the 750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.74, up $0.77, or 1.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gartner go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,059
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,059
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 201,616

The average volume for Gartner has been 465,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gartner has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 2.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Gartner, Inc. provides independent and objective research and analysis on information technology (IT), computer hardware, software, communications, and related technology industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.7. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Gartner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gartner 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Gartner Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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