Insider Trading Alert - TECD, LNG And ESL 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:

Tech Data Corporation (TECD) - FREE Research Report

Amsellem Alain, who is SVP & CFO, Europe at Tech Data Corporation, sold 1,000 shares at $61.25 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP & CFO, Europe owned 29,256 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.31% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.16, up $1.91, or 3.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tech Data Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 52,666
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 52,666
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,666

The average volume for Tech Data Corporation has been 313,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tech Data Corporation has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 23.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Tech Data Corporation is engaged in the wholesale distribution of technology products. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Tech Data Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tech Data Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Tech Data Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cheniere Energy (LNG) - FREE Research Report

Teague R Keith, who is Executive VP - Asset Group at Cheniere Energy, sold 20,000 shares at $54.69 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP - Asset Group owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.92% with the 20,000-share transaction.

Rayford Greg W., who is Sr. VP and General Counsel at Cheniere Energy, sold 30,000 shares at $54.28 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP and General Counsel owned 902,406 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.22% with the 30,000-share transaction.

Pipkin Katie, who is SVP - Bus. Dev. & Comm at Cheniere Energy, sold 4,500 shares at $54.59 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP - Bus. Dev. & Comm owned 260,056 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.7% with the 4,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.89, up $1.30, or 2.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cheniere Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 84,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 273,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.1 million

The average volume for Cheniere Energy has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 28.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, is engaged in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Cheniere Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cheniere Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Cheniere Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Esterline Technologies (ESL) - FREE Research Report

Winship Henry Ward Iv, who is Director at Esterline Technologies, bought 8,778 shares at $103.36 on April 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.36% with the 8,778-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $107.34, up $3.98, or 3.71% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Esterline Technologies has been 225,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Esterline Technologies has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 5.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Esterline Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets engineered products and systems primarily for aerospace and defense customers in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Esterline Technologies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Esterline Technologies 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Esterline Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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