Insider Trading Alert - IVR, MIDD And SFLY 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:

Invesco Mortgage Capital (IVR) - FREE Research Report

Kuster Robson, who is Chief Operating Officer at Invesco Mortgage Capital, bought 1,605 shares at $17.27 on May 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 1,786 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 886.74% with the 1,605-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.76, up $0.49, or 2.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Invesco Mortgage Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,815
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,815
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 21,815

The average volume for Invesco Mortgage Capital has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Invesco Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 19.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loans. The company invests in residential mortgage-backed securities for which a U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 11.36%. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Invesco Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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Middleby (MIDD) - FREE Research Report

Streeter Sabin C, who is Director at Middleby, sold 1,400 shares at $222.57 on May 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,300 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.02% with the 1,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $238.00, up $15.43, or 6.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Middleby go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,900

The average volume for Middleby has been 169,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Middleby has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 2.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Middleby Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services commercial foodservice and food processing, and residential kitchen equipment in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Middleby a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Middleby as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Middleby Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Shutterfly (SFLY) - FREE Research Report

Boris John, who is SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Shutterfly, sold 6,103 shares at $40.00 on May 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Chief Marketing Officer owned 88,156 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.47% with the 6,103-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.68, up $0.68, or 1.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Shutterfly go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,103
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 86,061
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 207,598

The average volume for Shutterfly has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Shutterfly has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 19.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Shutterfly, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture and retail of digital personalized products and services in the United States. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Shutterfly a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Shutterfly as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Shutterfly Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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