Insider Trading Alert - SMCI, VNTV And MAR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 20, 2014, 138 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $665.00 to $307,878,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Super Micro Computer (SMCI) - FREE Research Report

Liu Liang Chiu-Chu Sara, who is VP of Operations & Treasurer at Super Micro Computer, sold 30,000 shares at $19.02 on May 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP of Operations & Treasurer owned 495,620 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.71% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.62, up $1.60, or 7.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Super Micro Computer go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 123,125

The average volume for Super Micro Computer has been 467,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Super Micro Computer has a market cap of $931.2 million and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 19.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Super Micro Computer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and provides high performance server solutions based on modular and open-standard architecture in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Super Micro Computer a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Super Micro Computer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Super Micro Computer Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vantiv (VNTV) - FREE Research Report

Drucker Charles, who is President & CEO at Vantiv, sold 785 shares at $31.01 on May 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 785-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.36, down $0.65, or 2.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vantiv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18.8 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18.9 million

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 7.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vantiv as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Vantiv Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Marriott International (MAR) - FREE Research Report

Cooper Simon, who is Pres/Mgn. Dir Asia Pacific at Marriott International, sold 10,000 shares at $58.50 on May 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres/Mgn. Dir Asia Pacific owned 46,315 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.76% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.72, up $0.22, or 0.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Marriott International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 39,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 121,662

The average volume for Marriott International has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marriott International has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 19.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through four segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, International, and Luxury. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Marriott International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Marriott International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marriott International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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