Insider Trading Alert - MCD, AL And URI Traded By Insiders

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Friday, April 25, 2014, 64 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,125.00 to $63,855,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

McDonald's (MCD) - FREE Research Report

Koziol Kenneth M, who is Corp Exec VP Chf Restr Officer at McDonald's, sold 905 shares at $99.48 on April 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Corp Exec VP Chf Restr Officer owned 8 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 99.12% with the 905-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $100.88, up $1.40, or 1.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for McDonald's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 425
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 618
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 425
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 618
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 425
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 618

The average volume for McDonald's has been 5.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McDonald's has a market cap of $98.7 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 3.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company's restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate McDonald's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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

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Air Lease (AL) - FREE Research Report

Udvar-Hazy Steven F, who is Chairman and CEO at Air Lease, sold 6,469 shares at $37.00 on April 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.62% with the 6,469-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.63, down $1.37, or 3.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Air Lease go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,020
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,020
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.9 million

The average volume for Air Lease has been 735,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Air Lease has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Air Lease Corporation is engaged in the purchase and leasing of commercial jet transport aircraft to airlines worldwide. The company also sells aircraft from its operating lease portfolio to third parties, including other leasing companies, financial services companies, and airlines. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.32%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Air Lease a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Air Lease as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Air Lease Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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United Rentals (URI) - FREE Research Report

Fahey John J, who is Vice President - Controller at United Rentals, sold 6,983 shares at $94.83 on April 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President - Controller owned 17,086 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.01% with the 6,983-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $93.22, down $1.61, or 1.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Rentals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,079
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 34,179
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,299

The average volume for United Rentals has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. United Rentals has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 18.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench Safety, Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning). The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United Rentals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full United Rentals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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