Insider Trading Alert - CREE, TROX And APO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 14, 2014, 169 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $109.00 to $76,434,960.75.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cree (CREE) - FREE Research Report

Replogle John B, who is Director at Cree, bought 1,250 shares at $46.29 on May 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,794 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.55% with the 1,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.95, down $1.34, or 2.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cree go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 57,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 90,000

The average volume for Cree has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cree has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 27.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Cree, Inc. develops, manufactures, and sells lighting-class light emitting diode (LED), lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications in the United States, China, Europe, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.3. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Cree a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cree as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Cree Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tronox (TROX) - FREE Research Report

Turgeon Jean Francois, who is Executive Vice President at Tronox, bought 8,500 shares at $23.33 on May 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 104,209 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.88% with the 8,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.01, up $0.68, or 2.83% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Tronox has been 669,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tronox has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 5.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Tronox Limited produces and markets titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment in North America, Europe, South Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. It primarily operates in two segments, Mineral Sands and Pigment. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.21%. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Tronox a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tronox as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, deteriorating net income and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Tronox Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apollo Global Management (APO) - FREE Research Report

Ducey Michael E, who is Director at Apollo Global Management, bought 2,211 shares at $25.29 on May 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 25,054 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.68% with the 2,211-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.92, down $0.37, or 1.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Global Management go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,100
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,100
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 107,919

The average volume for Apollo Global Management has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Global Management has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 18.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. It primarily provides its services to endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. The firm manages client focused portfolios. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 16.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Apollo Global Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Global Management as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Global Management Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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