Insider Trading Alert - COLM, KLAC And DRE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 7, 2014, 153 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $776.50 to $183,196,515.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Columbia Sportswear (COLM) - FREE Research Report

Bany Sarah, who is Director at Columbia Sportswear, sold 29,201 shares at $85.40 on May 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 454,518 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.04% with the 29,201-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.15, down $0.25, or 0.29% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Columbia Sportswear has been 120,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Columbia Sportswear has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 7.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Columbia Sportswear Company designs, sources, markets, and distributes active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment in the United States, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.32%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Columbia Sportswear a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Columbia Sportswear as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Columbia Sportswear Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KLA-Tencor (KLAC) - FREE Research Report

Bell Bobby R, who is Executive Vice President at KLA-Tencor, sold 6,960 shares at $62.65 on May 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 18,333 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.52% with the 6,960-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.33, up $0.68, or 1.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KLA-Tencor go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,965
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,965
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,313

The average volume for KLA-Tencor has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. KLA-Tencor has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 2.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

KLA-Tencor Corporation engages in design, manufacture, and marketing of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate KLA-Tencor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KLA-Tencor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full KLA-Tencor Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Duke Realty (DRE) - FREE Research Report

Baltimore Thomas J Jr, who is Director at Duke Realty, sold 25,000 shares at $17.35 on May 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 46,957 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.74% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.53, up $0.18, or 1.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Duke Realty go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Duke Realty has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Duke Realty has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 16.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Duke Realty Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. It offers leasing, property and asset management, development, construction, build-to-suit, and other tenant-related services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 1725.0. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Duke Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Duke Realty as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Duke Realty Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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