Insider Trading Alert - NOC, BLMN And GXP 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:

Northrop Grumman (NOC) - FREE Research Report

Palmer James F who is Corp. VP & CFO at Northrop Grumman sold 12,013 shares at $123.20 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Corp. VP & CFO owned 225,130 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.07% with the 12,013-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $122.72, down $0.48, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Northrop Grumman go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,793
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 83,983
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 113,686

The average volume for Northrop Grumman has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 7.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Northrop Grumman Corporation provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Northrop Grumman a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Northrop Grumman as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Northrop Grumman Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Bloomin Brands (BLMN) - FREE Research Report

Sullivan Chris Thomas who is Director at Bloomin Brands sold 1.3 million shares at $23.58 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 399,296 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 76.29% with the 1.3 million-share transaction.

Bain Capital Investors Llc who is 10% Owner at Bloomin Brands sold 14.8 million shares at $23.58 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 36.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.79% with the 14.8 million-share transaction.

Nunnelly Mark E who is Director at Bloomin Brands sold 14.8 million shares at $23.58 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 36.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.79% with the 14.8 million-share transaction.

Catterton Managing Partner VI, L.L.C. who is 10% Owner at Bloomin Brands sold 3.2 million shares at $23.58 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 7.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.94% with the 3.2 million-share transaction.

Humphrey David who is Director at Bloomin Brands sold 14.8 million shares at $23.58 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 36.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.79% with the 14.8 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.96, up $1.38, or 5.52% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Bloomin Brands has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Bloomin Brands has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 3.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, polished casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Bloomin Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bloomin Brands as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Bloomin Brands Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Great Plains Energy (GXP) - FREE Research Report

Deggendorf Michael who is SVP-Corporate Services at Great Plains Energy sold 5,700 shares at $25.84 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP-Corporate Services owned 42,278 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.88% with the 5,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.82, down $0.02, or 0.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Great Plains Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,967
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,967
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,967

The average volume for Great Plains Energy has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Great Plains Energy has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 6.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. It also provides regulated steam services in St. Joseph, Missouri. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Great Plains Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Great Plains Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Great Plains Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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