Insider Trading Alert - EQR, CBT And XOOM 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:

Equity Residential (EQR) - FREE Research Report

Strohm Bruce C, who is EVP & General Counsel at Equity Residential, sold 4,083 shares at $62.30 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & General Counsel owned 16,333 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20% with the 4,083-share transaction.

Tennison Mark N, who is Executive Vice President at Equity Residential, sold 4,054 shares at $62.30 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 16,216 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20% with the 4,054-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $61.60, down $0.70, or 1.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Equity Residential go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,474
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,474
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,901

The average volume for Equity Residential has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Equity Residential has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 3.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 296.7. 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, increase in stock price during the past year 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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Cabot (CBT) - FREE Research Report

Miller David A, who is Executive Vice President at Cabot, sold 3,494 shares at $58.61 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 32,102 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.82% with the 3,494-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.72, up $0.11, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cabot go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,928
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,928
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,174

The average volume for Cabot has been 254,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cabot has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 16.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.47%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Cabot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cabot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Cabot Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Xoom (XOOM) - FREE Research Report

Hartz Kevin, who is Director at Xoom, sold 7,425 shares at $21.57 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.74% with the 7,425-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.47, down $0.10, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Xoom go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,063

The average volume for Xoom has been 676,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Xoom has a market cap of $818.6 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 21.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Xoom Corporation provides digital consumer-to-consumer online money transfers services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 119.7. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Xoom a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Xoom as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been the stock's relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Xoom Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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