Insider Trading Alert - UBSI, SAIA And NLSN 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:

United Bankshares (UBSI) - FREE Research Report

White Gary G, who is Director at United Bankshares, bought 1,000 shares at $29.24 on May 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,371 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.51% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.76, up $0.52, or 1.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Bankshares go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 224
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,457
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,157

The average volume for United Bankshares has been 368,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. United Bankshares has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 6.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

United Bankshares, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial and retail banking services and products in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates United Bankshares a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United Bankshares as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year, 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 United Bankshares Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Saia (SAIA) - FREE Research Report

Holland John J, who is Director at Saia, sold 2,500 shares at $40.10 on May 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,146 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.77% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.04, up $0.94, or 2.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Saia go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 33,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 38,971
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 45,840

The average volume for Saia has been 236,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Saia has a market cap of $993.9 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 24.93% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Saia, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a transportation company in the United States. It provides regional and interregional less-than-truckload, truckload, guaranteed, expedited, and logistics services. The company offers solutions for shipments between 100 and 10,000 pounds. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Saia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Saia 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 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 Saia Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Nielsen (NLSN) - FREE Research Report

Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.A R.L., who is 10% Owner at Nielsen, sold 1.1 million shares at $47.00 on May 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 94.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.2% with the 1.1 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.25, up $0.25, or 0.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nielsen go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60.0 million

The average volume for Nielsen has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nielsen has a market cap of $17.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 2.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Nielsen Holdings N.V., an information and measurement company, provides media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers watch and listen on a global and local basis. The company operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.0. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Nielsen a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nielsen 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, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Nielsen Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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