Insider Trading Alert - AMZN, AFOP And KALU Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 2, 2014, 147 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $416.76 to $333,500,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Amazon.com (AMZN) - FREE Research Report

Wilke Jeffrey A, who is Senior Vice President at Amazon.com, sold 1,876 shares at $308.25 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 13,124 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.51% with the 1,876-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $307.39, down $0.86, or 0.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Amazon.com go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million

The average volume for Amazon.com has been 4.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Amazon.com has a market cap of $141.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 22.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North America and International. The company has a P/E ratio of 642.0. Currently, there are 26 analysts who rate Amazon.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Amazon.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Amazon.com Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) - FREE Research Report

Chang Peter C, who is Chairman, President and CEO at Alliance Fiber Optic Products, sold 200,000 shares at $20.02 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President and CEO owned 1.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.37% with the 200,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.70, down $0.32, or 1.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alliance Fiber Optic Products go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,640
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,594
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 114,954

The average volume for Alliance Fiber Optic Products has been 735,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliance Fiber Optic Products has a market cap of $364.0 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 34.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets various fiber optic components and integrated modules for communications equipment manufacturers and service providers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Alliance Fiber Optic Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alliance Fiber Optic Products as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Alliance Fiber Optic Products Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kaiser Aluminum (KALU) - FREE Research Report

Bunin Pete, who is SVP - Operations at Kaiser Aluminum, sold 2,500 shares at $70.17 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP - Operations owned 39,844 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.9% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.32, up $0.15, or 0.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kaiser Aluminum go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,500

The average volume for Kaiser Aluminum has been 211,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kaiser Aluminum has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 0.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, produces semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Kaiser Aluminum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kaiser Aluminum 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 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 Kaiser Aluminum Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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