Insider Trading Alert - BWLD, EXPD And WAL 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:

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) - FREE Research Report

Schmidt James M who is Chief Operating Officer at Buffalo Wild Wings sold 1,000 shares at $148.90 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 40,406 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.42% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Smith Sally J who is CEO & President at Buffalo Wild Wings sold 1,500 shares at $148.90 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO & President owned 81,540 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.81% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $152.84, up $3.94, or 2.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Buffalo Wild Wings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,216

The average volume for Buffalo Wild Wings has been 516,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Buffalo Wild Wings has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 4.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises restaurants primarily in the United States. It offers chicken and various food and beverage items, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.0. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Buffalo Wild Wings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Buffalo Wild Wings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Buffalo Wild Wings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD) - FREE Research Report

Emmert Mark A who is Director at Expeditors International of Washington sold 6,300 shares at $39.00 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,796 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.15% with the 6,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.49, down $0.51, or 1.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Expeditors International of Washington go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,656
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,656
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,656

The average volume for Expeditors International of Washington has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Expeditors International of Washington has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 12.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Expeditors International of Washington a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Expeditors International of Washington 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, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Expeditors International of Washington Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Western Alliance (WAL) - FREE Research Report

Froeschle Duane Ralph who is Executive Vice President at Western Alliance sold 7,265 shares at $23.28 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 173,415 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.02% with the 7,265-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.53, up $0.25, or 1.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Alliance go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 61,308
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 167,497
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 308,091

The average volume for Western Alliance has been 445,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Alliance has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 0.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Western Alliance Bancorporation operates as the bank holding company for Western Alliance Bank that provides various banking and related services in Nevada, Arizona, and California. The company operates through Bank of Nevada, Western Alliance Bank, Torrey Pines Bank, and Other segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Western Alliance a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Alliance as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity 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 Western Alliance Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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