Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on SCHW - FREETheStreet 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. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.