Insider Trading Alert - HBI, LII And WR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 5, 2014, 233 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.59 to $85,937,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Hanesbrands (HBI) - FREE Research Report

Nictakis William J who is CCO Intl Bus Global Retailer at Hanesbrands sold 10,000 shares at $75.02 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the CCO Intl Bus Global Retailer owned 190,414 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.99% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.42, up $0.41, or 0.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hanesbrands go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 31,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 61,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 164,737

The average volume for Hanesbrands has been 678,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hanesbrands has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 6.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells various basic apparels primarily in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Hanesbrands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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Lennox International (LII) - FREE Research Report

Norris John W Iii who is Director at Lennox International sold 1,500 shares at $92.37 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 270,918 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.55% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $94.00, up $1.63, or 1.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lennox International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,923
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,572
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 47,147

The average volume for Lennox International has been 381,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lennox International has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.03%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lennox International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lennox International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity 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 Lennox International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Westar Energy (WR) - FREE Research Report

Sterbenz Douglas R who is EVP & Chief Operating Officer at Westar Energy sold 8,885 shares at $34.11 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Operating Officer owned 45,240 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.42% with the 8,885-share transaction.

Greenwood Greg A who is SVP, Strategy at Westar Energy sold 2,653 shares at $34.50 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Strategy owned 34,017 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.23% with the 2,653-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.12, down $0.38, or 1.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Westar Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,900

The average volume for Westar Energy has been 928,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Westar Energy has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 7.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Kansas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Westar Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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