Insider Trading Alert - AA, HAL And MAT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 22, 2014, 34 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $599.99 to $79,165,747.80.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Alcoa (AA) - FREE Research Report

Jarrault Olivier M, who is Executive Vice President at Alcoa, sold 28,563 shares at $13.49 on April 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 217,759 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.6% with the 28,563-share transaction.

Historical insider transactions for Alcoa go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,296
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,296
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,201

The average volume for Alcoa has been 25.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alcoa has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 27.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 who rate Alcoa a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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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Halliburton (HAL) - FREE Research Report

Mccollum Mark A, who is EVP - Chief Financial Officer at Halliburton, sold 3,177 shares at $61.51 on April 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP - Chief Financial Officer owned 126,714 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.45% with the 3,177-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.24, up $2.73, or 4.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Halliburton go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 72,875
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 197,866
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 265,650

The average volume for Halliburton has been 8.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Halliburton has a market cap of $53.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 24.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas to oil and gas companies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.05%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4. Currently, there are 20 analysts who rate Halliburton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Halliburton 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Halliburton Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mattel (MAT) - FREE Research Report

Topham Herbert Scott, who is SVP & Corporate Controller at Mattel, sold 14,258 shares at $37.69 on April 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP & Corporate Controller owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 14,258-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.72, up $0.03, or 0.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mattel go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Mattel has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattel has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are down 20.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It also publishes Advice and Activity books and the American Girl magazine. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Mattel a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Mattel Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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