Insider Trading Alert - SZYM, BRCD And NUAN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 24, 2014, 82 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $820.00 to $144,690,560.42.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Solazyme (SZYM) - FREE Research Report

Fiddler Jerry who is Director at Solazyme sold 3,000 shares at $13.18 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 691,739 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.43% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.34, up $0.16, or 1.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Solazyme go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 49,375
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,614
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 103,114

The average volume for Solazyme has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Solazyme has a market cap of $924.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 21.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Solazyme, Inc. manufactures and sells renewable oils and other bioproducts. Its proprietary technology transforms a range of plant-based sugars into triglyceride oils and other bioproducts. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Solazyme a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) - FREE Research Report

Cheng Ken who is CTO & VP Corporate Development at Brocade Communications Systems sold 15,000 shares at $10.35 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the CTO & VP Corporate Development owned 280,727 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.07% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.50, up $0.15, or 1.47% 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 $4.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 15.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 14.8. 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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. 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 2,000 shares at $16.51 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Chief Accounting Officer & owned 194,297 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.02% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.96, up $0.45, or 2.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nuance Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 39,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 81,677

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 $5.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 10.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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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