Insider Trading Alert - AA, ECPG And PANW Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 14, 2014, 41 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $99.82 to $5,992,286.68.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Alcoa (AA) - FREE Research Report

Tata Ratan who is Director at Alcoa bought 1,670 shares at $12.48 on April 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 45,029 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.85% with the 1,670-share transaction.

Sorrell Martin who is Director at Alcoa bought 1,626 shares at $12.48 on April 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,009 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.35% with the 1,626-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.86, up $0.38, or 2.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alcoa go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,905
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,905
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,905

The average volume for Alcoa has been 28.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alcoa has a market cap of $13.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 20.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Alcoa Inc. produces and manages primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. The company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Alcoa a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alcoa as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Alcoa Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Encore Capital Group (ECPG) - FREE Research Report

Call Gregory L. who is Sr. VP, GC & Secretary at Encore Capital Group sold 16,000 shares at $44.66 on April 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, GC & Secretary owned 28,433 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 36.01% with the 16,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.39, down $0.27, or 0.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Encore Capital Group go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,000

The average volume for Encore Capital Group has been 317,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Encore Capital Group has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 11.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, provides debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Portfolio Purchasing and Recovery, and Tax Liens. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Encore Capital Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Encore Capital Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Encore Capital Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Chandna Asheem who is Director at Palo Alto Networks sold 26,250 shares at $67.24 on April 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 194,901 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.87% with the 26,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.05, down $1.19, or 1.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Palo Alto Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 192,685
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 384,314

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 14.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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