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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:

Graphic Packaging (GPK) - FREE Research Report

Scheible David W, who is President & CEO at Graphic Packaging, sold 75,000 shares at $10.30 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.68% with the 75,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.22, down $0.08, or 0.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Graphic Packaging go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 669,252
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 778,652

The average volume for Graphic Packaging has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Graphic Packaging has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 6.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides packaging solutions in the United States, Canada, Central/South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Paperboard Packaging and Flexible Packaging. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Graphic Packaging a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Graphic Packaging 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, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Graphic Packaging Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Air Lease (AL) - FREE Research Report

Levy Grant A, who is Evp at Air Lease, sold 3,000 shares at $35.89 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 147,178 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.17, up $1.28, or 3.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Air Lease go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,020
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,020
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.9 million

The average volume for Air Lease has been 739,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Air Lease has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 17.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Air Lease Corporation is engaged in the purchase and leasing of commercial jet transport aircraft to airlines worldwide. The company also sells aircraft from its operating lease portfolio to third parties, including other leasing companies, financial services companies, and airlines. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.32%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Air Lease a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Air Lease as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Air Lease Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Astronics (ATRO) - FREE Research Report

Kramer James S, who is VP Luminescent Systems, Inc. at Astronics, sold 6,000 shares at $57.02 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Luminescent Systems, Inc. owned 71,766 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.72% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.21, up $1.19, or 2.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Astronics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,178
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 44,678

The average volume for Astronics has been 139,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Astronics has a market cap of $787.4 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 11.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Astronics Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures products for the aerospace and defense industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Aerospace and Test Systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Astronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Astronics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. 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 Astronics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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