Insider Trading Alert - SPW, MKL And ACAS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 10, 2014, 109 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $50.96 to $374,999,999.94.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

SPX Corporation (SPW) - FREE Research Report

Campbell J Kermit who is Director at SPX Corporation sold 1,500 shares at $109.00 on March 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,475 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.91% with the 1,500-share transaction.

Reilly Michael Andrew who is Corp. Controller and CAO at SPX Corporation sold 3,634 shares at $107.80 on March 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Corp. Controller and CAO owned 16,156 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.36% with the 3,634-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $107.83, up $0.03, or 0.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SPX Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,552
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,552
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,552

The average volume for SPX Corporation has been 285,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. SPX Corporation has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 9.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

SPX Corporation provides specialized engineered solutions worldwide. It primarily operates in two segments, Flow Technology, and Thermal Equipment and Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.39%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate SPX Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SPX Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full SPX Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Crowley F. Michael who is President & Co-COO at Markel Corporation sold 982 shares at $581.51 on March 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & Co-COO owned 13,258 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.9% with the 982-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $583.20, up $1.69, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 62
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 214
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,544

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 44,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 0.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.8. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Markel Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Capital (ACAS) - FREE Research Report

Harper Philip R who is Director at American Capital sold 120,000 shares at $15.51 on March 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.97% with the 120,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.48, down $0.03, or 0.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 191,598
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 201,059
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 304,929

The average volume for American Capital has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 0.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

American Capital, Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in management and employee buyouts, leveraged finance, mezzanine, acquisition, recapitalization, middle market, and growth capital investments. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate American Capital a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Capital as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full American Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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