Insider Trading Alert - SPLK, SNDK And RAI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 24, 2014, 69 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $101.08 to $41,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Neustaetter Thomas M, who is Director at Splunk, sold 1,500 shares at $63.32 on April 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 52,103 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.8% with the 1,500-share transaction.

Sommer Steven R, who is SVP & Chief Marketing Officer at Splunk, sold 20,000 shares at $65.00 on April 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Marketing Officer owned 290,505 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.44% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.47, down $8.53, or 15.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 37,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 180,724
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 276,859

The average volume for Splunk has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 13.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Splunk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SanDisk (SNDK) - FREE Research Report

Robertson Donald F Jr, who is VP & Chief Accounting Officer at SanDisk, sold 1,380 shares at $84.75 on April 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Chief Accounting Officer owned 4,345 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.1% with the 1,380-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.32, down $0.43, or 0.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SanDisk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,000

The average volume for SanDisk has been 4.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SanDisk has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 20.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

SanDisk Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets data storage products that are used in various consumer electronics products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate SanDisk a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SanDisk 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 SanDisk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Reynolds American (RAI) - FREE Research Report

Brown & Williamson Holdings, Inc., who is 10% Owner at Reynolds American, sold 174,200 shares at $54.97 on April 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 225.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 174,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.70, down $0.27, or 0.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Reynolds American go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 64,109
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 555,153
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.7 million

The average volume for Reynolds American has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Reynolds American has a market cap of $28.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 7.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Reynolds American Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarette and other tobacco products in the United States. The company operates through RJR Tobacco, American Snuff, and Santa Fe segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Reynolds American a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Reynolds American as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Reynolds American Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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