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Yesterday, March 12, 2014, 136 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.01 to $1,795,652,303.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CBI) - FREE Research Report

Stockton Westley S. who is VP, Controller, CAO at Chicago Bridge & Iron Company sold 2,095 shares at $83.62 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Controller, CAO owned 10,058 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.24% with the 2,095-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.31, down $0.31, or 0.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 113,916
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 115,915
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 308,484

The average volume for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 2.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management, and environmental services to customers in the energy infrastructure worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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Hanesbrands (HBI) - FREE Research Report

Noll Richard A who is Chairman and CEO at Hanesbrands sold 30,000 shares at $73.66 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 587,484 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.86% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.49, up $0.83, or 1.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hanesbrands go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 71,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 174,737

The average volume for Hanesbrands has been 668,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hanesbrands has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 6.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 23.0. 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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Advisory Board Company (ABCO) - FREE Research Report

Williams Frank J who is Director at Advisory Board Company sold 3,000 shares at $67.75 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,379 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.42% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.11, up $0.36, or 0.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advisory Board Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,437
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,855

The average volume for Advisory Board Company has been 250,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advisory Board Company has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 4.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and management and advisory services to the health care and education industries in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 113.3. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Advisory Board Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advisory Board Company as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Advisory Board Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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