Insider Trading Alert - SCHW, AFAM And TCO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 1, 2014, 88 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,215.00 to $131,924,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Charles Schwab (SCHW) - FREE Research Report

Schwab Charles R, who is Chairman at Charles Schwab, sold 1.5 million shares at $26.53 on May 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman owned 116.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.28% with the 1.5 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.58, up $0.05, or 0.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Charles Schwab go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,000

The average volume for Charles Schwab has been 8.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Charles Schwab has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 2.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage, banking, money management, and financial advisory services. The company operates through two segments, Investor Services and Advisor Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.9%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.3. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Charles Schwab a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Charles Schwab 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, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Charles Schwab Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Almost Family (AFAM) - FREE Research Report

North Tide Capital, Llc, who is 10% Owner at Almost Family, bought 18,200 shares at $21.31 on May 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 963,200 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.93% with the 18,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.36, up $1.05, or 4.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Almost Family go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,400

The average volume for Almost Family has been 50,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Almost Family has a market cap of $202.0 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 33.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Almost Family, Inc. provides home health services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Visiting Nurse Services and Personal Care Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Almost Family a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Almost Family as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Almost Family Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Taubman Centers (TCO) - FREE Research Report

Payne Lisa A, who is Vice Chairman AND CFO at Taubman Centers, sold 4,000 shares at $72.85 on May 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman AND CFO owned 88,953 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.3% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.80, down $0.05, or 0.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Taubman Centers go as follows:

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

The average volume for Taubman Centers has been 478,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Taubman Centers has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 13.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Taubman Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. As of June 30, 2005, the company owned a 63% managing general partner's interest in The Taubman Realty Group Limited Partnership (the operating partnership). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Taubman Centers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Taubman Centers as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 Taubman Centers Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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