Insider Trading Alert - SNI, SPLS And BWC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 21, 2014, 95 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $237.64 to $58,561,295.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) - FREE Research Report

Tomasko Edith L who is 10% Owner at Scripps Networks Interactive sold 200,000 shares at $77.43 on March 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 209,527 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 48.84% with the 200,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.50, down $2.93, or 3.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Scripps Networks Interactive go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.5 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.6 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.6 million

The average volume for Scripps Networks Interactive has been 854,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Scripps Networks Interactive has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 10.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. develops lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet markets in the United States and internationally. It delivers content that focuses on specifically defined topics of interest for audiences and advertisers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Scripps Networks Interactive a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Scripps Networks Interactive 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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Scripps Networks Interactive Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Staples (SPLS) - FREE Research Report

Goodman Shira who is President, NAC at Staples bought 5,000 shares at $11.44 on March 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, NAC owned 80,607 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.61% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.45, up $0.01, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Staples go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,041
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,041
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,041

The average volume for Staples has been 10.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Staples has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 28.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Staples, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates office products superstores. It operates in three segments: North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial, and International Operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7. Currently there are no analysts that rate Staples a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Staples as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Staples Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Babcock & Wilcox (BWC) - FREE Research Report

Mason Capital Management Llc who is 10% Owner at Babcock & Wilcox sold 1.1 million shares at $32.80 on March 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 10.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.25% with the 1.1 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.81, up $0.02, or 0.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Babcock & Wilcox go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,471
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,471
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34,971

The average volume for Babcock & Wilcox has been 688,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Babcock & Wilcox has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 2.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Babcock & Wilcox Company operates as a specialty constructor of nuclear components for customers in the power and other steam-using industries. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Babcock & Wilcox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Babcock & Wilcox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Babcock & Wilcox Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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