Insider Trading Alert - VNTV, WSM And CRZO Traded By Insiders

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Friday, April 11, 2014, 51 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $552.72 to $272,950,708.30.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Vantiv (VNTV) - FREE Research Report

Stiefler Jeffrey E who is Director at Vantiv sold 6,000 shares at $29.99 on April 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 95,523 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.91% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.56, down $1.43, or 5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vantiv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18.8 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34.0 million

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 11.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.0. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Vantiv Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Williams-Sonoma (WSM) - FREE Research Report

Hayes Janet who is President Ws Brand at Williams-Sonoma sold 9,200 shares at $64.50 on April 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the President Ws Brand owned 20,554 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.92% with the 9,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.56, down $1.94, or 3.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Williams-Sonoma go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,719
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,719
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 45,719

The average volume for Williams-Sonoma has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Williams-Sonoma has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 5.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Williams-Sonoma Inc. operates as a multi-channel specialty retailer of home products. The company operates in two segments, Direct-to-Customer and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Williams-Sonoma a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Williams-Sonoma as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Williams-Sonoma Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) - FREE Research Report

Fisher John Bradley who is VP & Chief Operating Officer at Carrizo Oil & Gas sold 4,000 shares at $51.58 on April 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Chief Operating Officer owned 38,529 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.41% with the 4,000-share transaction.

Boling Paul F who is CFO, VP, Secretary, Treasurer at Carrizo Oil & Gas sold 8,000 shares at $51.57 on April 11, 2014. Following this transaction, the CFO, VP, Secretary, Treasurer owned 44,600 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.21% with the 8,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.62, up $1.05, or 1.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carrizo Oil & Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 79,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 139,229

The average volume for Carrizo Oil & Gas has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carrizo Oil & Gas has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 13.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores, develops, and produces oil and gas primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 97.2. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Carrizo Oil & Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carrizo Oil & Gas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance 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 Carrizo Oil & Gas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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