Insider Trading Alert - Z, VLO And HUM Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 19, 2014, 147 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $80.88 to $19,640,406.96.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Zillow (Z) - FREE Research Report

Gurley J William, who is Director at Zillow, sold 25,539 shares at $105.08 on May 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 72,800 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.97% with the 25,539-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $108.06, up $2.98, or 2.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Zillow go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Zillow has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Zillow has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 35.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Zillow, Inc. operates real estate and home-related information marketplaces on mobile and the Web in the United States. The company owns and operates Zillow.com. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Zillow a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Zillow as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Zillow Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Valero Energy (VLO) - FREE Research Report

Purcell Susan Kaufman, who is Director at Valero Energy, sold 4,000 shares at $55.77 on May 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,428 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 35% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.63, down $0.14, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Valero Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,182
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 169,667
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 169,667

The average volume for Valero Energy has been 7.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valero Energy has a market cap of $29.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 9.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.79%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Valero Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Valero Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Valero Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Humana (HUM) - FREE Research Report

Margulis Heidi S, who is Senior V.P. - Public Affairs at Humana, sold 3,345 shares at $119.56 on May 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior V.P. - Public Affairs owned 3,668 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.7% with the 3,345-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $121.55, up $1.99, or 1.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Humana go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,026
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,982
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,129

The average volume for Humana has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Humana has a market cap of $18.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 17.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Humana Inc., a health care company, offers a range of insurance products, and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. The company operates in Retail, Employer Group, Healthcare Services, and Other Businesses segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Humana a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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