Insider Trading Alert - APOL, WABC And LH 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:

Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Bishop Terri C, who is Vice Chairman at Apollo Education Group, sold 1,000 shares at $28.57 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 19,295 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.93% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Newton Frederick James, who is SR VP, Chief HR Officer at Apollo Education Group, sold 2,600 shares at $28.72 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the SR VP, Chief HR Officer owned 48,158 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.12% with the 2,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.10, up $0.38, or 1.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,905
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,523
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 87,631

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 7.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Westamerica Bancorp (WABC) - FREE Research Report

Thorson John A, who is SVP/Chief Financial Officer at Westamerica Bancorp, sold 1,036 shares at $50.41 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP/Chief Financial Officer owned 7,127 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.69% with the 1,036-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.99, down $0.41, or 0.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Westamerica Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,532
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,532
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,532

The average volume for Westamerica Bancorp has been 206,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Westamerica Bancorp has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 10.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Westamerica Bancorporation operates as the bank holding company for Westamerica Bank that provides a range of banking services to corporate and individual customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Westamerica Bancorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Westamerica Bancorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, premium valuation and deteriorating net income. Get the full Westamerica Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs (LH) - FREE Research Report

Hayes William B, who is Chief Financial Officer, EVP at Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs, sold 2,497 shares at $98.39 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer, EVP owned 19,400 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.4% with the 2,497-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $99.12, up $0.73, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,682
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,468
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,868

The average volume for Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 8.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings operates as an independent clinical laboratory company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Laboratory Corp of America Hldgs Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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