Insider Trading Alert - MCO, MAR And PLCE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 6, 2014, 125 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $50.00 to $263,000,081.93.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Moody's Corporation (MCO) - FREE Research Report

Glauber Robert R, who is Voluntary filing former Dir at Moody's Corporation, sold 15,000 shares at $78.20 on May 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Voluntary filing former Dir owned 24,637 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37.84% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $81.87, up $3.67, or 4.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Moody's Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,677
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,677

The average volume for Moody's Corporation has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 3.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Marriott International (MAR) - FREE Research Report

Kyriakidis Argiris, who is Pres. Mgn. Director MEA at Marriott International, sold 5,000 shares at $58.30 on May 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres. Mgn. Director MEA owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.77, down $0.53, or 0.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Marriott International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 56,213
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 115,470

The average volume for Marriott International has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marriott International has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 17.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through four segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, International, and Luxury. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.5. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Marriott International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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Children's Place Retail Stores (PLCE) - FREE Research Report

Scarpa Michael, who is COO and CFO at Children's Place Retail Stores, sold 3,270 shares at $47.59 on May 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the COO and CFO owned 46,200 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.61% with the 3,270-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.21, down $2.38, or 5.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Children's Place Retail Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,007
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 111,149
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 163,134

The average volume for Children's Place Retail Stores has been 433,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place Retail Stores has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 18.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. It sells apparel, accessories, and footwear for children; and designs, contracts, manufactures, and sells merchandise under the The Children's Place, Place, and Baby Place brands. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Children's Place Retail Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Children's Place Retail Stores as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Children's Place Retail Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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