Insider Trading Alert - CYN, WRE And VOLC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 20, 2014, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $251.68 to $253,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

City National (CYN) - FREE Research Report

Goldsmith Russell D who is Chairman, President and CEO at City National sold 34,486 shares at $75.77 on March 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President and CEO owned 246,968 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.25% with the 34,486-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $80.02, up $4.25, or 5.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for City National go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,876
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,876
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,876

The average volume for City National has been 272,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. City National has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 0.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

City National Corporation operates as the bank holding company for City National Bank that provides various banking, trust, and investment services to small to mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and individuals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate City National a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates City National as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full City National Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Washington REIT (WRE) - FREE Research Report

Cederdahl James Bradley who is Sr. V.P. - Property Operations at Washington REIT sold 5,000 shares at $23.90 on March 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. V.P. - Property Operations owned 18,165 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.58% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.89, down $0.01, or 0.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Washington REIT go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,688
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,688
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 26,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,343

The average volume for Washington REIT has been 422,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Washington REIT has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 0.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust (REIT). The company engages in the ownership, operation, and development of real properties. The firm invests in real estate markets of the greater Washington D.C. metro region. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 121.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Washington REIT a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Washington REIT as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Washington REIT Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Volcano Corporation (VOLC) - FREE Research Report

Lippoldt Darin who is EVP, General Counsel at Volcano Corporation sold 1,377 shares at $23.03 on March 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, General Counsel owned 4,795 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.31% with the 1,377-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.73, down $0.30, or 1.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Volcano Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,232
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,049
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,049

The average volume for Volcano Corporation has been 616,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Volcano Corporation has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 4.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Volcano Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and commercializes a suite of precision guided therapy tools primarily to physicians, nurses, and technicians worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Medical and Industrial. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Volcano Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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