Insider Trading Alert - BBT, LM And PTC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 5, 2014, 142 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $54.87 to $138,948,169.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

BB&T (BBT) - FREE Research Report

Williams Cynthia A, who is Sr. Executive Vice President at BB&T, sold 800 shares at $24.55 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. Executive Vice President owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.15, up $12.60, or 33.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for BB&T go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,691
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,191
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,191

The average volume for BB&T has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. BB&T has a market cap of $26.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 0.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate BB&T a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BB&T as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full BB&T Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Legg Mason (LM) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Terence, who is Executive Vice President at Legg Mason, sold 9,100 shares at $46.10 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 78,173 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.43% with the 9,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.96, down $0.14, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Legg Mason go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,987
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,987
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,987

The average volume for Legg Mason has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Legg Mason has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Legg Mason Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm through its subsidiaries provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles. Legg Mason Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Legg Mason a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Legg Mason as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Legg Mason Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PTC (PTC) - FREE Research Report

Heppelmann James E, who is President and CEO at PTC, sold 25,000 shares at $35.49 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 469,924 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.05% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.39, down $0.10, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PTC go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,423
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,423
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 186,586

The average volume for PTC has been 811,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. PTC has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 0.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

PTC Inc. develops, markets, and supports software products and solutions in the areas of computer-aided design (CAD), product lifecycle management (PLM), application lifecycle management (ALM), supply chain management (SCM), and service lifecycle management (SLM) worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate PTC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PTC as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full PTC Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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