Insider Trading Alert - MSM, AFOP And ARCB Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 21, 2014, 140 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $401.00 to $744,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) - FREE Research Report

Jacobson Mitchell, who is Director at MSC Industrial Direct, sold 5,710 shares at $90.32 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 69,733 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.57% with the 5,710-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $89.20, down $1.12, or 1.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MSC Industrial Direct go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 55,460
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,321
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 151,937

The average volume for MSC Industrial Direct has been 414,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. MSC Industrial Direct has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 9.93% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes metalworking, and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplies primarily in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate MSC Industrial Direct a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MSC Industrial Direct 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 MSC Industrial Direct Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alliance Fiber Optic Products (AFOP) - FREE Research Report

Ho Anita K, who is Acting CFO at Alliance Fiber Optic Products, sold 682 shares at $19.30 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Acting CFO owned 3,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.52% with the 682-share transaction.

Lee Gwong Yih, who is Director at Alliance Fiber Optic Products, sold 2,000 shares at $20.14 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.29% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.85, up $0.71, or 3.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alliance Fiber Optic Products go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 204,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 275,094
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 287,094

The average volume for Alliance Fiber Optic Products has been 708,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliance Fiber Optic Products has a market cap of $370.2 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 35.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets various fiber optic components and integrated modules for communications equipment manufacturers and service providers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.75%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Alliance Fiber Optic Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alliance Fiber Optic Products as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Alliance Fiber Optic Products Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ArcBest (ARCB) - FREE Research Report

Echols Walter J, who is VP - Real Estate at ArcBest, sold 6,900 shares at $40.70 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP - Real Estate owned 36,828 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.78% with the 6,900-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.99, up $0.29, or 0.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ArcBest go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,306
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,306
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,930

The average volume for ArcBest has been 316,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. ArcBest has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 21.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

ArcBest Corporation provides freight transportation services and integrated logistics solutions worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate ArcBest a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ArcBest 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 good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full ArcBest Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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