Insider Trading Alert - AAN, CLMS And BV Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 29, 2014, 64 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $51.96 to $13,854,387.86.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Aaron's (AAN) - FREE Research Report

Robinson John W, who is EVP Aaron's, President/CEO Pro at Aaron's, bought 50,000 shares at $28.96 on April 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Aaron's, President/CEO Pro owned 78,846 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 173.33% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.19, up $0.23, or 0.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aaron's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 33,238
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,238
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,238

The average volume for Aaron's has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aaron's has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 0.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Aaron's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, residential furniture, household appliances, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Sales and Lease Ownership, HomeSmart, Franchise, and Manufacturing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Aaron's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aaron's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Aaron's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Calamos Asset Management (CLMS) - FREE Research Report

Calamos John P Sr, who is Chairman, CEO, Global Co-CIO at Calamos Asset Management, bought 14,910 shares at $12.25 on April 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman, CEO, Global Co-CIO owned 3.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.5% with the 14,910-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.11, down $0.14, or 1.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Calamos Asset Management go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 81,913
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 934,560
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1.4 million

The average volume for Calamos Asset Management has been 209,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Calamos Asset Management has a market cap of $256.0 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 2.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Calamos Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides investment advisory services to individuals including high net worth individuals, and institutions. It also manages accounts for family offices and private foundations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Calamos Asset Management a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Calamos Asset Management as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Calamos Asset Management Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Bazaarvoice (BV) - FREE Research Report

Hurt Brett A., who is Director at Bazaarvoice, sold 31,643 shares at $6.55 on April 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.8% with the 31,643-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.66, up $0.11, or 1.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Bazaarvoice go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 89,487
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 328,119
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 692,033

The average volume for Bazaarvoice has been 534,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bazaarvoice has a market cap of $515.2 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 17.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Bazaarvoice, Inc. provides various social commerce solutions. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Bazaarvoice a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bazaarvoice as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Bazaarvoice Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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