Insider Trading Alert - VECO, K And RTN Traded By Insiders

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Friday, April 4, 2014, 72 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1.09 to $204,292,816.11.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Veeco Instruments (VECO) - FREE Research Report

Kiernan John P who is SVP Fin, Corp. Cntlr. & Treas. at Veeco Instruments sold 1,000 shares at $44.00 on April 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Fin, Corp. Cntlr. & Treas. owned 28,352 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.41% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.60, down $2.40, or 5.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Veeco Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,892
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,448
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,638

The average volume for Veeco Instruments has been 625,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Veeco Instruments has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 24.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Veeco Instruments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets thin film equipment to make light emitting diodes (LEDs), flexible organic LED (OLED) displays, hard-disk drives, solar cells, power semiconductors, and wireless components worldwide. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Veeco Instruments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Veeco Instruments as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Veeco Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kellogg Company (K) - FREE Research Report

Kellogg W K Foundation Trust who is 10% Owner at Kellogg Company sold 50,000 shares at $65.35 on April 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 73.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.07% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.25, down $1.10, or 1.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kellogg Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 206,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 206,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 550,304

The average volume for Kellogg Company has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kellogg Company has a market cap of $23.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 4.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Kellogg Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kellogg Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Kellogg Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Raytheon Company (RTN) - FREE Research Report

Wood Michael J who is VP, Controller & CAO at Raytheon Company sold 3,839 shares at $99.24 on April 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Controller & CAO owned 27,655 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.19% with the 3,839-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $97.80, down $1.44, or 1.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Raytheon Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,257
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,833
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,047

The average volume for Raytheon Company has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Raytheon Company has a market cap of $31.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 7.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Raytheon Company develops integrated products, services, and solutions in the areas of sensing; effects; command, control, communications, and intelligence; mission support; and cyber and information security worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Raytheon Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Raytheon Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Raytheon Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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