Insider Trading Alert - K, EQR And EA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 8, 2014, 131 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $460.00 to $19,915,560.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kellogg (K) - FREE Research Report

Kellogg W K Foundation Trust, who is 10% Owner at Kellogg, sold 236,700 shares at $65.99 on May 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 72.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.32% with the 236,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.46, up $0.47, or 0.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kellogg go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 313,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 720,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 720,100

The average volume for Kellogg has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kellogg has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 8.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Kellogg a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kellogg as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in stock price during the past year and compelling growth in net income. 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 Kellogg Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Equity Residential (EQR) - FREE Research Report

Powers John, who is Executive Vice President at Equity Residential, sold 1,474 shares at $62.01 on May 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 2,974 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.14% with the 1,474-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $61.65, down $0.36, or 0.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Equity Residential go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,615
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,615
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,427

The average volume for Equity Residential has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Equity Residential has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Equity Residential, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 293.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Equity Residential a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Equity Residential as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Equity Residential Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Electronic Arts (EA) - FREE Research Report

Bene Stephen G, who is SVP and General Counsel at Electronic Arts, sold 7,771 shares at $33.40 on May 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP and General Counsel owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7,771-share transaction.

Moore Peter R., who is Chief Operating Officer at Electronic Arts, sold 100,000 shares at $34.53 on May 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 108,691 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.92% with the 100,000-share transaction.

Soderlund Patrick, who is EVP EA Games at Electronic Arts, sold 36,133 shares at $34.54 on May 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP EA Games owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 36,133-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.93, up $0.39, or 1.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Electronic Arts go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,000

The average volume for Electronic Arts has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Electronic Arts has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 49.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software content and services for video game consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and electronic readers, and the Internet. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Electronic Arts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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