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Yesterday, May 12, 2014, 142 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $463.50 to $302,316,738.76.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Graphic Packaging (GPK) - FREE Research Report

Scheible David W, who is President & CEO at Graphic Packaging, sold 75,000 shares at $10.40 on May 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 972,380 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.16% with the 75,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.77, up $0.37, or 3.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Graphic Packaging go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 175,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 764,252
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 879,252

The average volume for Graphic Packaging has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Graphic Packaging has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 10.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides packaging solutions in the United States, Canada, Central/South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Paperboard Packaging and Flexible Packaging. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Graphic Packaging a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Graphic Packaging as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels 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 Graphic Packaging Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vera Bradley (VRA) - FREE Research Report

Ray Michael C., who is 10% Owner at Vera Bradley, sold 10,000 shares at $29.21 on May 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 924,998 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.07% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.37, up $0.16, or 0.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vera Bradley go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,150

The average volume for Vera Bradley has been 580,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vera Bradley has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 22.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Vera Bradley, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, produces, markets, and retails functional accessories for women. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Vera Bradley a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vera Bradley 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Vera Bradley Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Everest Re Group (RE) - FREE Research Report

Doucette John P, who is Executive VP and CUO at Everest Re Group, sold 4,000 shares at $160.00 on May 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP and CUO owned 30,901 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.46% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $157.66, down $2.34, or 1.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Everest Re Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,108
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,108
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,108

The average volume for Everest Re Group has been 395,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Everest Re Group has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 1.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Everest Re Group, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance products. It operates through the U.S. Reinsurance, Insurance, International, Bermuda, and Mt. Logan Re segments. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Everest Re Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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