Insider Trading Alert - PNC, BRCD And NUAN 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:

PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) - FREE Research Report

Esposito Orlando C. who is Executive Vice President at PNC Financial Services Group sold 4,116 shares at $82.86 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4,116-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.50, up $1.64, or 1.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PNC Financial Services Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,718
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,718

The average volume for PNC Financial Services Group has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PNC Financial Services Group has a market cap of $45.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 9.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States and internationally. The company's Retail Banking segment provides deposit, lending, brokerage, investment management, and cash management services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate PNC Financial Services Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PNC Financial Services Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full PNC Financial Services Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) - FREE Research Report

Fairfax Daniel W who is CFO, VP of Finance at Brocade Communications Systems sold 25,000 shares at $9.76 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the CFO, VP of Finance owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.13, up $0.37, or 3.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brocade Communications Systems go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,175
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,175

The average volume for Brocade Communications Systems has been 5.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brocade Communications Systems has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 13.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides Internet protocol based networking solutions and storage area networking (SAN) solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Brocade Communications Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brocade Communications Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Brocade Communications Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Nuance Communications (NUAN) - FREE Research Report

Tempesta Daniel David who is SVP Chief Accounting Officer & at Nuance Communications sold 1,000 shares at $16.51 on March 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Chief Accounting Officer & owned 196,297 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.51% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.17, down $0.34, or 2.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nuance Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 36,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 78,177

The average volume for Nuance Communications has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nuance Communications has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 5.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Nuance Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nuance Communications 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 also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Nuance Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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