Insider Trading Alert - WFC, FLS And COF Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 30, 2014, 84 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $105.05 to $21,917,679.52.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Wells Fargo (WFC) - FREE Research Report

Sloan Timothy J, who is Senior Executive VP & CFO at Wells Fargo, sold 80,000 shares at $48.65 on April 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Executive VP & CFO owned 402,114 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.59% with the 80,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.66, up $1.01, or 2.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wells Fargo go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 216,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 216,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 295,687

The average volume for Wells Fargo has been 17.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wells Fargo has a market cap of $259.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 9.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Wells Fargo & Company provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Wells Fargo a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wells Fargo as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Wells Fargo Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Flowserve (FLS) - FREE Research Report

Dailey Mark D, who is SVP and Chief Admin Ofcr at Flowserve, sold 18,000 shares at $71.94 on April 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP and Chief Admin Ofcr owned 15,113 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 54.36% with the 18,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.49, up $1.55, or 2.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Flowserve go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 135,159
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 135,159
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 135,159

The average volume for Flowserve has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Flowserve has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 8.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Flowserve a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Flowserve as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Flowserve Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Capital One Financial (COF) - FREE Research Report

Slocum Michael, who is President, Commercial Banking at Capital One Financial, sold 2,930 shares at $73.50 on April 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Commercial Banking owned 37,903 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.18% with the 2,930-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.81, up $0.31, or 0.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Capital One Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,231
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,758
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 575,829

The average volume for Capital One Financial has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $42.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 4.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.63%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.0. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Capital One Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Capital One Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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