Insider Trading Alert - TASR, CYH And ADT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 14, 2014, 135 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $39.62 to $83,032,124.16.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Taser International (TASR) - FREE Research Report

Smith Patrick W who is Chief Executive Officer at Taser International sold 95,000 shares at $18.46 on March 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 911,175 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.44% with the 95,000-share transaction.

Behrendt Daniel Marc who is Chief Financial Officer at Taser International sold 20,617 shares at $19.03 on March 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 71,607 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.36% with the 20,617-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.50, up $0.47, or 2.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Taser International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 49,664
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,664
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 261,664

The average volume for Taser International has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Taser International has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 23.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TASER International, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) for use in law enforcement, federal, military, corrections, private security, and personal defense markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 53.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Taser International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Taser International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Taser International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Community Health Systems (CYH) - FREE Research Report

Watson H Mitchell Jr who is Director at Community Health Systems sold 2,215 shares at $36.14 on March 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,753 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.8% with the 2,215-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.14, up $3.00, or 7.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Community Health Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,154

The average volume for Community Health Systems has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Community Health Systems has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 3.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides general and specialized hospital healthcare services to patients in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Community Health Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Community Health Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable 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 Community Health Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ADT Corporation (ADT) - FREE Research Report

Ferber Alan who is President, Residential at ADT Corporation bought 1,000 shares at $28.53 on March 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Residential owned 2,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Edoff Mark N. who is SVP/Bus. Ops at ADT Corporation sold 1,817 shares at $29.10 on March 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP/Bus. Ops owned 35,372 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.89% with the 1,817-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.99, up $0.89, or 2.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ADT Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 23,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 23,000

The average volume for ADT Corporation has been 4.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. ADT Corporation has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 23.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate ADT Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ADT Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full ADT Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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