Insider Trading Alert - EQIX, NATI And CMLP Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 23, 2014, 76 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $49.40 to $39,583,336.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Equinix (EQIX) - FREE Research Report

Spo Advisory Corp, who is 10% Owner at Equinix, bought 135,000 shares at $179.73 on April 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 5.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.56% with the 135,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $180.06, up $0.33, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Equinix go as follows:

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

The average volume for Equinix has been 904,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Equinix has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Equinix, Inc. provides data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies, and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 96.9. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Equinix as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Equinix Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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National Instruments (NATI) - FREE Research Report

Kodosky Jeffrey L, who is Director at National Instruments, sold 4,000 shares at $27.34 on April 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 943,180 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.42% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.23, down $0.11, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for National Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,271

The average volume for National Instruments has been 442,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Instruments has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 13.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

National Instruments Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells tools to engineers and scientists worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.0. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates National Instruments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates National Instruments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full National Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Crestwood Midstream Partners (CMLP) - FREE Research Report

Sherman John J, who is Director at Crestwood Midstream Partners, sold 90,000 shares at $23.60 on April 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 223,790 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.68% with the 90,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.91, down $0.69, or 3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Crestwood Midstream Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,627
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,627
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,627

The average volume for Crestwood Midstream Partners has been 963,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Crestwood Midstream Partners has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry.

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage, and transportation of natural gas; storage and transportation of natural gas liquids (NGLs); and gathering, storage, and terminalling of crude oil in the United States.

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