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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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - FREE Research Report

Rose Timothy L. who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale Corporation sold 5,000 shares at $115.31 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 36,579 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.03% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $114.59, down $0.72, or 0.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 124,702

The average volume for Costco Wholesale Corporation has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a market cap of $49.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 4.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Costco Wholesale Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Costco Wholesale Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Costco Wholesale Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) - FREE Research Report

Iyer Balakrishnan S who is Director at Skyworks Solutions sold 25,000 shares at $36.65 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 37,797 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 39.8% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.50, down $0.15, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Skyworks Solutions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,256
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 110,367
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 402,848

The average volume for Skyworks Solutions has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Skyworks Solutions has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 29.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides analog semiconductors worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Skyworks Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Skyworks Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Skyworks Solutions Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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