Insider Trading Alert - COST, GIII And MFRM Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 16, 2014, 80 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $35.35 to $75,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - FREE Research Report

Sinegal James D who is Director at Costco Wholesale Corporation sold 4,000 shares at $112.58 on April 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 891,806 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.45% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $113.99, up $1.41, or 1.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,164
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 118,172

The average volume for Costco Wholesale Corporation has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a market cap of $49.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 4.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Costco Wholesale Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Costco Wholesale Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Costco Wholesale Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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G-III Apparel Group (GIII) - FREE Research Report

Goldfarb Morris who is Chief Executive Officer at G-III Apparel Group sold 50,566 shares at $72.06 on April 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 2.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.16% with the 50,566-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.28, up $2.22, or 2.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for G-III Apparel Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,637
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,637
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 559,057

The average volume for G-III Apparel Group has been 283,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. G-III Apparel Group has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 0.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. designs, manufactures, and markets women's and men's apparel. The company's products include outerwear, dresses, sportswear, swimwear, women's suits, and women's performance wear. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate G-III Apparel Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates G-III Apparel Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. 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 G-III Apparel Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mattress Firm (MFRM) - FREE Research Report

McAndrews Craig who is Executive Vice President at Mattress Firm sold 833 shares at $46.09 on April 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 15,819 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5% with the 833-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.99, up $0.90, or 1.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mattress Firm go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,166
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,165

The average volume for Mattress Firm has been 214,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattress Firm has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 9.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Mattress Firm Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of mattresses, and related products and accessories in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Mattress Firm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mattress Firm as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase 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 Mattress Firm Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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