Insider Trading Alert - SAM, ASH And EL Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 9, 2014, 125 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.22 to $218,339,502.68.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Boston Beer (SAM) - FREE Research Report

Koch C James, who is Chairman at Boston Beer, sold 6,000 shares at $233.85 on May 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman owned 25,232 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.21% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $229.36, down $4.49, or 1.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Boston Beer go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 205
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 534
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 205
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,652
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 205
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,853

The average volume for Boston Beer has been 73,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston Beer has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 7.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces and sells alcohol beverages primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, Mexico, and Central and South America. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Boston Beer a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Boston Beer 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Boston Beer Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ashland (ASH) - FREE Research Report

Mitchell Samuel J, who is Senior Vice President at Ashland, sold 12,470 shares at $101.55 on May 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 24,012 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.18% with the 12,470-share transaction.

Heitman William J, who is Controller at Ashland, sold 6,730 shares at $101.55 on May 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Controller owned 7,830 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 46.22% with the 6,730-share transaction.

Schumann Anne T., who is Vice President at Ashland, sold 1,532 shares at $101.55 on May 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 7,673 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.64% with the 1,532-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $104.07, up $2.52, or 2.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ashland go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,495
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,878
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 78,893

The average volume for Ashland has been 769,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ashland has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 6.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials, and Ashland Consumer Markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.31%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Ashland a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ashland as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Ashland Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Estee Lauder Cos (EL) - FREE Research Report

Demsey John, who is Group President at Estee Lauder Cos, sold 10,000 shares at $73.23 on May 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Group President owned 67,632 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.88% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.63, up $0.40, or 0.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Estee Lauder Cos go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 112,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 112,500

The average volume for Estee Lauder Cos has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 2.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.9. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Estee Lauder Cos 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, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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