Insider Trading Alert - KS, ALKS And LVS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 13, 2014, 133 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $83.06 to $209,607,265.20.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation (KS) - FREE Research Report

Furer Jonathan R who is Director at KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation sold 31,000 shares at $30.87 on March 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.28% with the 31,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.49, up $0.62, or 1.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 290,619
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 290,619
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 316,404

The average volume for KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation has been 787,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 14.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation engages in the production, sale, and export of unbleached kraft paper products and corrugated products in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alkermes (ALKS) - FREE Research Report

Dixon Wendy L who is Director at Alkermes bought 1,600 shares at $47.37 on March 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,600 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.00, down $1.37, or 2.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alkermes go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,976

The average volume for Alkermes has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alkermes has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 14.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Alkermes Public Limited Company, an integrated biopharmaceutical company, develops medicines that enhance patient outcomes. The company has a P/E ratio of 664.4. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Alkermes a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alkermes as a hold. 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Alkermes Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Las Vegas Sands (LVS) - FREE Research Report

Koo George P who is Director at Las Vegas Sands sold 500 shares at $85.61 on March 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 9,600 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.95% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.51, down $0.10, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Las Vegas Sands go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 130,577
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 130,577
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 130,577

The average volume for Las Vegas Sands has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $71.4 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 10.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.5. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, 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 Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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