Insider Trading Alert - UDR, VNTV And PANW Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 26, 2014, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $226.10 to $28,333,322.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

UDR (UDR) - FREE Research Report

Davis Jerry A who is Senior Vice President at UDR sold 1,358 shares at $25.57 on March 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,358-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.53, down $0.04, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for UDR go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,800

The average volume for UDR has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. UDR has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 9.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.64%. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate UDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates UDR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full UDR Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vantiv (VNTV) - FREE Research Report

Stiefler Jeffrey E who is Director at Vantiv sold 6,000 shares at $31.14 on March 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 101,523 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.58% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.32, down $0.82, or 2.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vantiv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18.8 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18.8 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33.9 million

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 7.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.0. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Vantiv Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Chandna Asheem who is Director at Palo Alto Networks sold 26,250 shares at $74.08 on March 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 221,151 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.61% with the 26,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.46, down $2.62, or 3.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Palo Alto Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 276,814
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 359,475

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 20.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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