Insider Trading Alert - CNC, WDAY And WR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 31, 2014, 69 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,500.00 to $189,613,554.86.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Centene Corporation (CNC) - FREE Research Report

Scheffel William N who is Exec VP, CFO & Treasurer at Centene Corporation sold 17,895 shares at $61.99 on March 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec VP, CFO & Treasurer owned 85,528 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.3% with the 17,895-share transaction.

Kroll Edmund E who is SVP Fin & Investor Relations at Centene Corporation sold 5,000 shares at $62.00 on March 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Fin & Investor Relations owned 41,780 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.69% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.01, up $2.01, or 3.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Centene Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 17,600
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 17,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 38,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 17,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 38,000

The average volume for Centene Corporation has been 511,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Centene Corporation has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 5.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Centene Corporation provides multi-line healthcare programs and services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Centene Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Centene Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Centene Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Workday (WDAY) - FREE Research Report

Still George J Jr who is Director at Workday sold 8,333 shares at $91.05 on March 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 138,333 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.68% with the 8,333-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.26, up $4.21, or 4.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Workday go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 125,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 125,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 250,000

The average volume for Workday has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Workday has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 9.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Workday, Inc. provides enterprise cloud-based applications for enterprises in the United States and internationally. It offers applications for customers to manage critical business functions that enable them to optimize their financial and human capital resources. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Workday a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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

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Westar Energy (WR) - FREE Research Report

Somma Anthony D who is SVP, CFO and Treasurer at Westar Energy sold 1,500 shares at $34.67 on March 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, CFO and Treasurer owned 38,545 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.75% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.08, up $0.41, or 1.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Westar Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,653
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,315
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,215

The average volume for Westar Energy has been 876,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Westar Energy has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 9.29% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has 7,200 megawatts of electric generation capacity producing electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, wind, and landfill gas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Westar Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Westar Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations 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 Westar Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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