Insider Trading Alert - VNO, AWAY And ECL 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:

Vornado Realty (VNO) - FREE Research Report

Minutoli Robert, who is EVP - Retail at Vornado Realty, bought 1,000 shares at $105.11 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP - Retail owned 5,035 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 24.78% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $105.10, down $0.01, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vornado Realty go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Vornado Realty has been 926,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vornado Realty has a market cap of $19.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vornado Realty Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It makes investments in commercial real estate properties to create its portfolio. The firm was formerly known as Vornado Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 1168.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Vornado Realty a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vornado Realty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Vornado Realty Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HomeAway (AWAY) - FREE Research Report

Hale Thomas E, who is Chief Product Officer at HomeAway, sold 365 shares at $30.54 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Product Officer owned 85,452 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.43% with the 365-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.56, up $1.02, or 3.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HomeAway go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,448
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 126,761
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 199,489

The average volume for HomeAway has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HomeAway has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 23.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

HomeAway, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an online vacation rental property marketplace that enables property owners and managers to market properties for rental to vacation travelers. The company has a P/E ratio of 161.3. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate HomeAway a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HomeAway as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full HomeAway Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ecolab (ECL) - FREE Research Report

Levin Jerry W, who is Director at Ecolab, sold 2,122 shares at $106.57 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,319 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.75% with the 2,122-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $107.88, up $1.31, or 1.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ecolab go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,700
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,917
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,917
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,317

The average volume for Ecolab has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ecolab has a market cap of $32.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 3.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.03%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.8. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Ecolab Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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