Insider Trading Alert - PETM, ECL And SPW Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 11, 2014, 134 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $363.00 to $110,557,762.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

PetSmart (PETM) - FREE Research Report

Alpaugh John William who is SVP Marketing at PetSmart sold 8,640 shares at $68.75 on March 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Marketing owned 9,336 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 48.06% with the 8,640-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.92, up $0.17, or 0.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PetSmart go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,500

The average volume for PetSmart has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PetSmart has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 7.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

PetSmart, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate PetSmart a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PetSmart as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full PetSmart Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ecolab (ECL) - FREE Research Report

Levin Jerry W who is Director at Ecolab sold 5,917 shares at $109.75 on March 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,074 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.91% with the 5,917-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $110.18, up $0.43, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ecolab go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 400
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 400
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,400

The average volume for Ecolab has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ecolab has a market cap of $33.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 5.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ecolab Inc. develops and markets programs, products, and services for hospitality, foodservice, healthcare, industrial, and energy markets worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.8. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ecolab Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SPX Corporation (SPW) - FREE Research Report

Lilly Kevin L who is Sr. VP, Sec. and Gen. Counsel at SPX Corporation sold 5,000 shares at $108.82 on March 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, Sec. and Gen. Counsel owned 73,584 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.36% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $107.83, down $0.99, or 0.92% 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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