Insider Trading Alert - LEA, ETFC And NTCT 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:

Lear (LEA) - FREE Research Report

Vanneste Jeffrey H., who is Sr. VP and CFO at Lear, sold 4,000 shares at $82.20 on April 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP and CFO owned 4,001 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.99% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.12, up $1.92, or 2.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lear go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 61,731
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 61,731
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 77,509

The average volume for Lear has been 796,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lear has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 2.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Lear Corporation designs, manufactures, assembles, and supplies automotive seating, electrical distribution systems, and related components primarily to automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Seating and Electrical. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Lear a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lear 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Lear Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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E*Trade Financial (ETFC) - FREE Research Report

Roessner Karl A, who is EVP & General Counsel at E*Trade Financial, sold 9,203 shares at $22.07 on April 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & General Counsel owned 233,794 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.79% with the 9,203-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.82, up $0.75, or 3.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for E*Trade Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,754
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 78,482
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,754
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 84,902
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,754
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 120,780

The average volume for E*Trade Financial has been 5.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. E*Trade Financial has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 12.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation, a financial services company, provides brokerage and related products and services primarily to individual retail investors under the E*TRADE Financial brand name in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 84.2. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate E*Trade Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates E*Trade Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full E*Trade Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NetScout Systems (NTCT) - FREE Research Report

Bua Jean A, who is See Remarks at NetScout Systems, sold 1,666 shares at $38.66 on April 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the See Remarks owned 16,912 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.97% with the 1,666-share transaction.

Szabados Michael, who is Chief Operating Officer at NetScout Systems, sold 4,000 shares at $38.60 on April 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 31,779 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.18% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.73, up $0.13, or 0.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NetScout Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,448

The average volume for NetScout Systems has been 258,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. NetScout Systems has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 29.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

NetScout Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, licenses, sells, and supports unified service delivery management, service assurance, and application and network performance management solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.8. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate NetScout Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NetScout Systems 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth and reasonable valuation levels. 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 NetScout Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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