Insider Trading Alert - SAM, ABMD And GAS 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:

Boston Beer (SAM) - FREE Research Report

Koch C James, who is Chairman at Boston Beer, sold 2,000 shares at $220.00 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman owned 116,632 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.69% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $227.41, up $7.41, or 3.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Boston Beer go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 205
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,600
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 205
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,252
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 205
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,453

The average volume for Boston Beer has been 73,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston Beer has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. produces and sells alcohol beverages primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, Mexico, and Central and South America. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.5. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Boston Beer a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Boston Beer 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Boston Beer Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Abiomed (ABMD) - FREE Research Report

Bowen Robert, who is Chief Financial Officer at Abiomed, sold 990 shares at $20.94 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 65,939 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.48% with the 990-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.97, up $1.03, or 4.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Abiomed go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,500

The average volume for Abiomed has been 469,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Abiomed has a market cap of $844.1 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 19.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

ABIOMED, Inc. provides medical devices in circulatory support and continuum of care in heart recovery to acute heart failure patients. The company has a P/E ratio of 117.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Abiomed a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Abiomed as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Abiomed Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AGL Resources (GAS) - FREE Research Report

Tumminello Peter I, who is EVP & Pres., Sequent Energy at AGL Resources, sold 1,524 shares at $52.43 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Pres., Sequent Energy owned 38,979 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.76% with the 1,524-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.42, down $0.01, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AGL Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,675

The average volume for AGL Resources has been 718,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. AGL Resources has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 11.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

AGL Resources Inc., an energy services holding company, distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.73%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate AGL Resources a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AGL Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. 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 AGL Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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