Insider Trading Alert - CNO, CNL And FII 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:

CNO Financial Group (CNO) - FREE Research Report

Long Roger Keith who is Director at CNO Financial Group sold 60,000 shares at $18.01 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 265,823 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.41% with the 60,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.76, up $0.75, or 4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CNO Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 49,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 64,700

The average volume for CNO Financial Group has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CNO Financial Group has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 2.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

CNO Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.0. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CNO Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CNO Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full CNO Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cleco Corporation (CNL) - FREE Research Report

Olagues Darren J who is President - Cleco Power at Cleco Corporation sold 2,380 shares at $50.68 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the President - Cleco Power owned 57,621 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.97% with the 2,380-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.13, down $0.55, or 1.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cleco Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,597
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,887
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,412

The average volume for Cleco Corporation has been 268,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cleco Corporation has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 8.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cleco Corporation operates as a public utility holding company primarily in Louisiana. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Cleco Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cleco Corporation 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, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Cleco Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Federated Investors (FII) - FREE Research Report

Donahue Thomas R who is VP, CFO & Treasurer at Federated Investors sold 40,000 shares at $30.59 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, CFO & Treasurer owned 1.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.79% with the 40,000-share transaction.

Fisher John B who is Vice President at Federated Investors sold 2,088 shares at $30.80 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 453,365 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.46% with the 2,088-share transaction.

Territ Thomas E who is Vice President at Federated Investors sold 1,044 shares at $30.80 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 333,001 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.31% with the 1,044-share transaction.

Ceresino Gordon J who is Exec. Dir., Int'l Dist. at Federated Investors sold 14,180 shares at $30.81 on April 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec. Dir., Int'l Dist. owned 174,780 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.5% with the 14,180-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.73, down $0.08, or 0.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Federated Investors go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 44,723
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 44,723
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 64,604

The average volume for Federated Investors has been 701,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Federated Investors has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Federated Investors, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Federated Investors a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Federated Investors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Federated Investors Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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