Insider Trading Alert - RATE, COST And SWKS Traded By Insiders

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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:

Bankrate (RATE) - FREE Research Report

Ben Holding S.a.r.l. who is a 10% Owner at Bankrate sold 16.1 million shares at $18.25 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 37.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.9% with the 16.1 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.53, up $0.28, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Bankrate go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 195,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 195,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 395,000

The average volume for Bankrate has been 802,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bankrate has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 4.29% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Bankrate, Inc. publishes, aggregates, and distributes personal finance content on the Internet. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Bankrate a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bankrate as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. 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 Bankrate Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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