Insider Trading Alert - LQDT, VNTV And UNS 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:

Liquidity Service (LQDT) - FREE Research Report

Mateus-Tique Jaime who is Director at Liquidity Service bought 20,000 shares at $25.37 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 153,262 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.01% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.90, up $1.53, or 5.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Liquidity Service go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,974
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,974

The average volume for Liquidity Service has been 605,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Liquidity Service has a market cap of $835.0 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 14.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Liquidity Services, Inc. operates online auction marketplaces for sellers and buyers of surplus, salvage, and scrap assets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Liquidity Service a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Liquidity Service as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Liquidity Service Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vantiv (VNTV) - FREE Research Report

Cole Royal who is President, Fin. Institutions at Vantiv sold 10,000 shares at $31.52 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Fin. Institutions owned 168,653 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.6% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.00, up $0.48, or 1.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vantiv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,125
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15.2 million

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 2.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.7. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Vantiv Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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UNS Energy (UNS) - FREE Research Report

McKenna Thomas A who is Vice President at UNS Energy sold 6,125 shares at $60.48 on March 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 6,046 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50.33% with the 6,125-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.50, up $0.02, or 0.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for UNS Energy go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,200

The average volume for UNS Energy has been 657,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. UNS Energy has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 0.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

UNS Energy Corporation engages in the electric generation and energy delivery business. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates UNS Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates UNS Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full UNS Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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