Insider Trading Alert - MDP, CW And LVLT 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:

Meredith (MDP) - FREE Research Report

Berg Donald C, who is Director at Meredith, bought 1,000 shares at $44.38 on May 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,516 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 193.8% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.22, down $0.16, or 0.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Meredith go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,916
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,916
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,916

The average volume for Meredith has been 341,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Meredith has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 12.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, is engaged in magazine publishing and related brand licensing, television broadcasting, digital and customer relationship marketing, digital and mobile media, and video creation operations in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Meredith a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Meredith as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Meredith Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Curtiss-Wright (CW) - FREE Research Report

Denton Michael J, who is Former Officer at Curtiss-Wright, sold 2,000 shares at $65.57 on May 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Former Officer owned 12,852 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.47% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.00, down $1.57, or 2.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Curtiss-Wright go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,580
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,818

The average volume for Curtiss-Wright has been 409,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Curtiss-Wright has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 6.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation provides engineered products and services to the defense, power generation, oil and gas, commercial aerospace, and general industrial markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: Flow Control, Controls, and Surface Technologies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.79%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Curtiss-Wright a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Curtiss-Wright 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Curtiss-Wright Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Level 3 Communications (LVLT) - FREE Research Report

Alonso Hector, who is Regional President, Latin Amer at Level 3 Communications, sold 15,000 shares at $43.94 on May 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Regional President, Latin Amer owned 133,484 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.1% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.80, down $0.14, or 0.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Level 3 Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 143,868

The average volume for Level 3 Communications has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Level 3 Communications has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 32.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Level 3 Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a facilities-based provider of a range of integrated communications services primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has a P/E ratio of 128.7. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Level 3 Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Level 3 Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and premium valuation. Get the full Level 3 Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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