Insider Trading Alert - DST, CCOI And AGNC 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:

DST Systems (DST) - FREE Research Report

Bryan Lowell L who is Director at DST Systems bought 209 shares at $95.31 on April 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,450 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.86% with the 209-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $96.72, up $1.41, or 1.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DST Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 214
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 432
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 892
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,000

The average volume for DST Systems has been 263,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. DST Systems has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 6.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing and software services and products primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate DST Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DST Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels 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 DST Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cogent Communications Group (CCOI) - FREE Research Report

Kilmer Henry W who is VP of IP Engineering at Cogent Communications Group sold 1,000 shares at $36.29 on April 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP of IP Engineering owned 35,750 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.72% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.41, down $0.88, or 2.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cogent Communications Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,000

The average volume for Cogent Communications Group has been 549,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cogent Communications Group has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cogent Communications Group, Inc. provides high-speed Internet access and Internet protocol communications services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, communications service providers, and other bandwidth-intensive organizations in North America, Europe, and Japan. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cogent Communications Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cogent Communications Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Cogent Communications Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Capital Agency (AGNC) - FREE Research Report

Federico Peter J who is SVP and Chief Risk Officer at American Capital Agency sold 3,286 shares at $21.44 on April 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP and Chief Risk Officer owned 205,473 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.57% with the 3,286-share transaction.

Kuehl Christopher who is Senior VP at American Capital Agency sold 3,450 shares at $21.44 on April 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior VP owned 203,385 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.67% with the 3,450-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.76, up $0.32, or 1.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Capital Agency go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,984
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,984
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 28,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,984

The average volume for American Capital Agency has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital Agency has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 11.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 11.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.9. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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