Insider Trading Alert - GPN, PLCE And AEIS 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:

Global Payments (GPN) - FREE Research Report

Silberstein Alan M, who is Director at Global Payments, sold 3,250 shares at $67.39 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,371 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.76% with the 3,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.89, up $0.50, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Global Payments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,250
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 91,250
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 91,250

The average volume for Global Payments has been 749,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Global Payments has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 4.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Global Payments Inc. provides electronic payments transaction processing services worldwide. The company serves as the processing intermediary between the merchant, the credit and debit networks, and the financial institutions that issue cards. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Global Payments a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Global Payments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Children's Place Retail Stores (PLCE) - FREE Research Report

Mcclure Lawrence D, who is SVP, Human Resources at Children's Place Retail Stores, sold 535 shares at $48.81 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Human Resources owned 33,523 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.57% with the 535-share transaction.

Levy Natalie Eve, who is EVP, Merchandising and Design at Children's Place Retail Stores, sold 941 shares at $48.77 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Merchandising and Design owned 90,167 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.03% with the 941-share transaction.

Cost Bradley P, who is See Remarks at Children's Place Retail Stores, sold 586 shares at $48.84 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the See Remarks owned 31,228 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.84% with the 586-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.32, down $0.52, or 1.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Children's Place Retail Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,099
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 131,512
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 135,189

The average volume for Children's Place Retail Stores has been 427,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place Retail Stores has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 14.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. It sells apparel, accessories, and footwear for children; and designs, contracts, manufactures, and sells merchandise under the The Children's Place, Place, and Baby Place brands. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Children's Place Retail Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Children's Place Retail Stores as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. 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 Children's Place Retail Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) - FREE Research Report

Beck Richard P, who is Director at Advanced Energy Industries, sold 2,500 shares at $24.00 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 28,732 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.66, down $0.34, or 1.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advanced Energy Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 42,740
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 109,086

The average volume for Advanced Energy Industries has been 508,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advanced Energy Industries has a market cap of $972.0 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 3.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports power conversion products that transform power into various usable forms. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Advanced Energy Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advanced Energy Industries as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth 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 Advanced Energy Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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