Insider Trading Alert - PCLN, XLS And URI Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 16, 2014, 187 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $632,004,766.20.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Priceline Group (PCLN) - FREE Research Report

Boyd Jeffery H, who is Director at Priceline Group, sold 3,000 shares at $1,134.83 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 200,125 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.48% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $1,159.72, up $24.89, or 2.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Priceline Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,362
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,424
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,424

The average volume for Priceline Group has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Priceline Group has a market cap of $59.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 2.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Priceline Group Inc. operates as an online travel company. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.2. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Priceline Group 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Priceline Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Exelis (XLS) - FREE Research Report

Procopio A. John, who is Chief Human Resources Officer at Exelis, sold 11,072 shares at $17.09 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Human Resources Officer owned 94,364 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.5% with the 11,072-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.65, down $0.44, or 2.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Exelis go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,627
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,627

The average volume for Exelis has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Exelis has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 11.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Exelis Inc. provides command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) related products and systems in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Exelis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Exelis as a hold. 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 and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Exelis Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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United Rentals (URI) - FREE Research Report

Britell Jenne K, who is Director at United Rentals, sold 3,100 shares at $98.34 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 51,594 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.67% with the 3,100-share transaction.

Wimbush Lawrence Keith, who is Director at United Rentals, sold 2,000 shares at $96.52 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,908 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.19% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $96.36, down $0.16, or 0.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Rentals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,062
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 41,162
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,282

The average volume for United Rentals has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. United Rentals has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 22.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench Safety, Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning). The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United Rentals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income 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 United Rentals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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