Insider Trading Alert - BID, DYN And AMBA 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:

Sothebys (BID) - FREE Research Report

Prasens Jan who is Managing Director, SFS at Sothebys sold 2,437 shares at $48.18 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Managing Director, SFS owned 1,144 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 68.05% with the 2,437-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.06, down $0.12, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sothebys go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 211
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 211
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 211

The average volume for Sothebys has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sothebys has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 11.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sotheby's operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, and jewelry. The company operates in three segments: Auction, Finance, and Dealer. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Sothebys a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Dynegy (DYN) - FREE Research Report

Franklin Resources Inc who is 10% Owner at Dynegy sold 35,000 shares at $24.28 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 26.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.13% with the 35,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.04, down $5.24, or 27.53% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Dynegy has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dynegy has a market cap of $72.5 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Dynegy Inc. and its subsidiaries produce and sell electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Coal and Gas.

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Ambarella (AMBA) - FREE Research Report

LeGall Didier who is Executive Vice President at Ambarella sold 15,000 shares at $31.03 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 145,328 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.36% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.25, up $0.22, or 0.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ambarella go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 70,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 416,166
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 864,378

The average volume for Ambarella has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ambarella has a market cap of $960.1 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 0.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ambarella, Inc. develops semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition (HD) video capture, sharing, and display. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Ambarella a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ambarella as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Ambarella Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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