Insider Trading Alert - SPLK, BJRI And CGNX Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 23, 2014, 112 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $90.00 to $7,463,228.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Neustaetter Thomas M, who is Director at Splunk, sold 1,500 shares at $44.75 on May 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 46,253 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.14% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.03, up $4.28, or 8.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,850
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 193,574
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 323,991

The average volume for Splunk has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 33.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. Currently, there are 14 analysts who rate Splunk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) - FREE Research Report

Krakower Brian S, who is Chief Information Officer at BJ's Restaurants, sold 551 shares at $31.40 on May 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Information Officer owned 3,926 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.31% with the 551-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.91, up $0.51, or 1.6% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for BJ's Restaurants has been 492,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. BJ's Restaurants has a market cap of $889.7 million and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 0.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates casual dining restaurants in the Unites States. The company's restaurants offer pizzas, beers, appetizers, entrees, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate BJ's Restaurants a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BJ's Restaurants as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full BJ's Restaurants Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cognex (CGNX) - FREE Research Report

J Bruce Robinson, who is Director at Cognex, bought 300 shares at $34.24 on May 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 300 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.10, up $1.86, or 5.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cognex go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 300
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,000

The average volume for Cognex has been 458,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cognex has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 7.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks primarily in manufacturing processes. It operates in two divisions, Modular Vision Systems and Surface Inspection Systems. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Cognex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cognex 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Cognex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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