Insider Trading Alert - VRA, SPW And ALSN Traded By Insiders

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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:

Vera Bradley (VRA) - FREE Research Report

Thompson David O. who is Sen. VP-Multi Channel Commerce at Vera Bradley sold 1,200 shares at $26.80 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sen. VP-Multi Channel Commerce owned 39,483 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.95% with the 1,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.84, up $1.04, or 3.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vera Bradley go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,450

The average volume for Vera Bradley has been 425,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vera Bradley has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 9.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Vera Bradley, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., designs, produces, markets, and retails accessories for women. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Vera Bradley a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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SPX Corporation (SPW) - FREE Research Report

Relational Investors Llc who is 10% Owner at SPX Corporation sold 371,325 shares at $102.77 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 6.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.28% with the 371,325-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $102.94, up $0.17, or 0.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SPX Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,686
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 34,686
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37,686

The average volume for SPX Corporation has been 308,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. SPX Corporation has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 3.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

SPX Corporation provides specialized engineered solutions worldwide. It primarily operates in two segments, Flow Technology, and Thermal Equipment and Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate SPX Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SPX Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full SPX Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) - FREE Research Report

Headly Michael G. who is SVP, Global MSS at Allison Transmission Holdings sold 4,000 shares at $28.82 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global MSS owned 42,200 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.66% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.38, up $0.56, or 1.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Allison Transmission Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,047

The average volume for Allison Transmission Holdings has been 961,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Allison Transmission Holdings has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 6.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture, and sell commercial and defense automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.0. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Allison Transmission Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Allison Transmission Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. 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 Allison Transmission Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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