Insider Trading Alert - SPLK, CHE And F 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:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Sullivan Godfrey who is President, CEO & Chairman at Splunk sold 30,000 shares at $85.19 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, CEO & Chairman owned 577,190 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.94% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.97, down $0.22, or 0.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 113,853
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 155,635

The average volume for Splunk has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 33.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Chemed Corporation (CHE) - FREE Research Report

Otoole Timothy S who is executive vice president at Chemed Corporation sold 6,000 shares at $86.60 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the executive vice president owned 37,519 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.79% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $86.44, down $0.16, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chemed Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,461
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,461
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,647

The average volume for Chemed Corporation has been 277,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Chemed Corporation has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 10.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Chemed Corporation provides hospice and palliative care services in the United States. It operates in two segments, VITAS and Roto-Rooter. The company offers its services to patients through a network of physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, clergy, and volunteers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Chemed Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Chemed Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Chemed Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ford Motor (F) - FREE Research Report

Lechleiter John C who is Director at Ford Motor bought 3,000 shares at $15.56 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 120% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.51, down $0.05, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ford Motor go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 89,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 89,000

The average volume for Ford Motor has been 44.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ford Motor has a market cap of $60.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 1.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ford Motor Company develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles, parts, and accessories worldwide. The company operates through two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive sector offers vehicles primarily under the Ford and Lincoln brand names. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ford Motor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ford Motor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Ford Motor Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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