Insider Trading Alert - HTWR, MMM And BLL 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:

Heartware International (HTWR) - FREE Research Report

Thomas Robert Bain, who is Director at Heartware International, sold 1,000 shares at $93.39 on May 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 40% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $92.39, down $1.00, or 1.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heartware International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,320
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 36,432

The average volume for Heartware International has been 219,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heartware International has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 1.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

HeartWare International, Inc., a medical device company, is engaged in developing and manufacturing miniaturized implantable heart pumps or ventricular assist devices (VAD) for the treatment of advanced heart failure in the United States and internationally. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Heartware International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Heartware International as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Heartware International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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3M (MMM) - FREE Research Report

Sauer Brad T, who is Executive Vice President at 3M, sold 4,235 shares at $140.11 on May 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 20,869 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.87% with the 4,235-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $140.17, up $0.06, or 0.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for 3M go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 58,525
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,625
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 58,525
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,625
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 86,512

The average volume for 3M has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. 3M has a market cap of $92.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 0.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

3M Company operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate 3M a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates 3M 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, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full 3M Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ball (BLL) - FREE Research Report

Hayes John A, who is Chairman, President & C.E.O.. at Ball, sold 16,499 shares at $60.26 on May 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President & C.E.O.. owned 150,726 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.87% with the 16,499-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.70, down $0.56, or 0.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ball go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,679
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,679

The average volume for Ball has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ball has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 16.16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Ball Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Ball a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ball as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth 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 Ball Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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