Insider Trading Alert - LFUS, WLL And AON Traded By Insiders

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Thursday, April 17, 2014, 85 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $53.41 to $64,010,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Littelfuse (LFUS) - FREE Research Report

Grillo Anthony, who is Director at Littelfuse, sold 750 shares at $97.62 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 62,179 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.19% with the 750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $97.86, up $0.24, or 0.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Littelfuse go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,050

The average volume for Littelfuse has been 110,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Littelfuse has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 5.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and electrical markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Electronics, Automotive, and Electrical. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Littelfuse a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Littelfuse as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Littelfuse Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) - FREE Research Report

Artus D Sherwin, who is Director at Whiting Petroleum Corporation, sold 1,000 shares at $75.00 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 46,173 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.12% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.91, down $0.09, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Whiting Petroleum Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,386
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 31,884

The average volume for Whiting Petroleum Corporation has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 20.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, acquires, explores, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. It operates primarily in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7. Currently, there are 21 analysts who rate Whiting Petroleum Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Whiting Petroleum Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Whiting Petroleum Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Aon plc (AON) - FREE Research Report

Besio Gregory J, who is EVP/Chief HR Officer at Aon plc, sold 10,000 shares at $80.47 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP/Chief HR Officer owned 97,821 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.27% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $82.21, up $1.74, or 2.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aon plc go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,651
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,651

The average volume for Aon plc has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aon plc has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 2.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Aon plc provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Aon plc a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aon plc as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations 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 Aon plc Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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