Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, March 18, 2014, 135 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $235.22 to $501,676,000.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) - FREE Research Report Moyer James C who is Director at Monolithic Power Systems sold 17,000 shares at $38.56 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 104,783 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.96% with the 17,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $38.80, up $0.24, or 0.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monolithic Power Systems go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 94,498
12-Week # shares sold: 237,467
24-Week # shares sold: 559,885
The average volume for Monolithic Power Systems has been 274,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monolithic Power Systems has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 12.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the communications, computing, consumer, and industrial markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.0. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Monolithic Power Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on MPWR - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monolithic Power Systems as a buy. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. 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 Monolithic Power Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.