Insider Trading Alert - CCOI, HSIC And ADT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, 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:

Cogent Communications Group (CCOI) - FREE Research Report

Beury Robert N Jr, who is VP & Chief Legal Officer at Cogent Communications Group, sold 1,000 shares at $34.78 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Chief Legal Officer owned 41,640 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.35% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.99, up $0.21, or 0.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cogent Communications Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,500

The average volume for Cogent Communications Group has been 597,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cogent Communications Group has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 16.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Cogent Communications Group, Inc. provides high-speed Internet access and Internet protocol communications services primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, communications service providers, and other bandwidth-intensive organizations in North America, Europe, and Japan. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Cogent Communications Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cogent Communications Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, 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 Cogent Communications Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Henry Schein (HSIC) - FREE Research Report

Shoff Lonnie, who is CEO, Global Animal Health & SP at Henry Schein, bought 150 shares at $113.56 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO, Global Animal Health & SP owned 31,417 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.48% with the 150-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $114.28, up $0.72, or 0.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Henry Schein go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,722
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 48,805

The average volume for Henry Schein has been 456,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Henry Schein has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 0.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Henry Schein, Inc. distributes health care products and services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Health Care Distribution, and Technology and Value-Added Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Henry Schein a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Henry Schein as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Henry Schein Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ADT (ADT) - FREE Research Report

Gursahaney Naren K, who is Chief Executive Officer at ADT, bought 10,000 shares at $30.33 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 263,281 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.95% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.86, up $0.53, or 1.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ADT go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,817
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,817
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 23,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,817

The average volume for ADT has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. ADT has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 25.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The ADT Corporation provides electronic security, interactive home and business automation, and related monitoring services under the ADT, ADT Pulse, and Companion Service brands to residential and small business customers in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.75%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate ADT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ADT as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full ADT Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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