Insider Trading Alert - WMT, GE And ESC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 4, 2014, 177 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,320.24 to $419,318,750.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) - FREE Research Report

Whaley Steven P who is Senior Vice President at Wal-Mart Stores sold 3,000 shares at $75.04 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 26,814 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.06% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.78, down $0.26, or 0.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wal-Mart Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,450
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,450
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 31,450

The average volume for Wal-Mart Stores has been 6.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $239.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 4.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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