Insider Trading Alert - VOCS, HCN And JCI 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:

Vocus (VOCS) - FREE Research Report

Vintz Stephen A, who is EVP, CFO and Secretary at Vocus, sold 385 shares at $13.20 on May 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, CFO and Secretary owned 138,886 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.28% with the 385-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.99, up $4.79, or 26.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vocus go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 25,000

The average volume for Vocus has been 746,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vocus has a market cap of $389.2 million and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 57.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vocus, Inc. provides cloud-based marketing and public relations software that enables companies to acquire and retain customers in the United States and Europe. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Vocus a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vocus as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Vocus Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Health Care REIT (HCN) - FREE Research Report

Herman Charles J Jr, who is EVP & Chief Investment Officer at Health Care REIT, sold 1,000 shares at $64.11 on May 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Investment Officer owned 47,096 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.08% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.18, up $0.07, or 0.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Health Care REIT go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,350
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,350
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,350

The average volume for Health Care REIT has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Health Care REIT has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 19.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Health Care REIT, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm engages in acquiring, planning, developing, managing, repositioning and monetizing of real estate assets. It primarily invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 168.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Health Care REIT a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Health Care REIT 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 and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Health Care REIT Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Johnson Controls (JCI) - FREE Research Report

Myers C David, who is VP & Pres, Building Eff at Johnson Controls, sold 75 shares at $31.83 on May 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Pres, Building Eff owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 75-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.63, up $12.80, or 28.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Johnson Controls go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Johnson Controls has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Johnson Controls has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are down 11.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Johnson Controls, Inc. is engaged in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Johnson Controls a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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