Insider Trading Alert - AVP, MCD And MWE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 13, 2014, 182 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $2,715,292,313,281.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Avon Products (AVP) - FREE Research Report

Mathew Sara, who is Director at Avon Products, bought 7,500 shares at $13.40 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7,500-share transaction.

Salsberg Brian, who is Senior Vice President at Avon Products, bought 1,000 shares at $13.60 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 200% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.73, up $0.13, or 0.95% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Avon Products go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 64,356
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 64,356
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 64,356

The average volume for Avon Products has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Avon Products has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 21.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Avon Products, Inc. manufactures and markets beauty and related products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.75%. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Avon Products a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Avon Products as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Avon Products Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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McDonald's (MCD) - FREE Research Report

Fenton Timothy J, who is Chief Operating Officer at McDonald's, sold 9,938 shares at $102.36 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 9,938-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $103.30, up $0.94, or 0.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for McDonald's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 425
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 905
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 425
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 905
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 425
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,523

The average volume for McDonald's has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McDonald's has a market cap of $101.7 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company's restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate McDonald's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates McDonald's 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full McDonald's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) - FREE Research Report

Bailey Keith E, who is Director at MarkWest Energy Partners, bought 3,850 shares at $64.64 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 66,004 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.19% with the 3,850-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.91, down $1.73, or 2.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MarkWest Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,751
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18,251

The average volume for MarkWest Energy Partners has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MarkWest Energy Partners has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 5.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas. The company is also engaged in the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 147.5. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate MarkWest Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MarkWest Energy Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full MarkWest Energy Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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