Insider Trading Alert - BHI, PANW And EQIX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 28, 2014, 67 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $849.00 to $372,250,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Baker Hughes (BHI) - FREE Research Report

Lash James A, who is Director at Baker Hughes, sold 2,275 shares at $69.63 on April 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,088 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.2% with the 2,275-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.23, up $0.60, or 0.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Baker Hughes go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 29,362
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 55,781
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 74,069

The average volume for Baker Hughes has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Baker Hughes has a market cap of $30.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Baker Hughes a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Baker Hughes 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Baker Hughes Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Chandna Asheem, who is Director at Palo Alto Networks, sold 26,250 shares at $67.01 on April 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 168,651 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.47% with the 26,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.32, down $2.69, or 4.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Palo Alto Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,582
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 162,582
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 366,896

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 15.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Equinix (EQIX) - FREE Research Report

Smith Stephen M, who is CEO & President at Equinix, sold 5,000 shares at $180.00 on April 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO & President owned 24,440 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.98% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $179.85, down $0.15, or 0.08% 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 897,100 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 1.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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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