Insider Trading Alert - MXIM, SPLK And WNR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 3, 2014, 126 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $54.34 to $426,146,875.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) - FREE Research Report

Doluca Tunc who is President, Ceo & Director at Maxim Integrated Products sold 6,000 shares at $33.13 on April 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Ceo & Director owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.53% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.56, up $0.43, or 1.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Maxim Integrated Products go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,227
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,398
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34,398

The average volume for Maxim Integrated Products has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Maxim Integrated Products has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 20.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits worldwide. The company also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Maxim Integrated Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Maxim Integrated Products as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Maxim Integrated Products Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Neustaetter Thomas M who is Director at Splunk sold 1,500 shares at $72.18 on April 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 56,603 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.58% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.39, down $5.79, or 8.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 89,524
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 188,524
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 243,659

The average volume for Splunk has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 3.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Splunk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk 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 Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Western Refining (WNR) - FREE Research Report

Foster Paul L who is Chairman of BOD, Exec. Chair at Western Refining sold 100,000 shares at $39.40 on April 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of BOD, Exec. Chair owned 20.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.5% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.92, up $0.52, or 1.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Refining go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 110,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million

The average volume for Western Refining has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Refining has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 6.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Western Refining, Inc. operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Western Refining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Refining as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Western Refining Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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