Insider Trading Alert - LII, ATW And COST Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 1, 2014, 80 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $611.16 to $561,108,159.45.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Lennox International (LII) - FREE Research Report

Schmidt Paul W who is Director at Lennox International sold 600 shares at $91.11 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,171 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.88% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $91.40, up $0.29, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lennox International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,805
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,877
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,452

The average volume for Lennox International has been 332,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lennox International has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 6.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.03%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lennox International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lennox International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity 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 Lennox International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Atwood Oceanics (ATW) - FREE Research Report

Jimenez Luis who is Vice President, Human Resource at Atwood Oceanics sold 3,360 shares at $50.25 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President, Human Resource owned 9,462 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.2% with the 3,360-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.08, down $0.17, or 0.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Atwood Oceanics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,496
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,496
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,393

The average volume for Atwood Oceanics has been 785,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Atwood Oceanics has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Atwood Oceanics, Inc., an offshore drilling contractor, is engaged in the drilling and completion of exploratory and developmental oil and gas wells worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.5. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Atwood Oceanics a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Atwood Oceanics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Atwood Oceanics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - FREE Research Report

Lazarus Franz E who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale Corporation sold 600 shares at $112.16 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 26,909 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.18% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $111.53, down $0.63, or 0.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,164
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,164
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 131,866

The average volume for Costco Wholesale Corporation has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a market cap of $49.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 6.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Costco Wholesale Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Costco Wholesale Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Costco Wholesale Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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