Insider Trading Alert - USG, NDSN And AXP Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 30, 2014, 127 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $34.87 to $852,403,612.06.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

USG (USG) - FREE Research Report

Ferguson Stanley L, who is Executive Vice President at USG, sold 10,000 shares at $30.16 on May 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 144,129 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.49% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.75, down $0.41, or 1.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for USG go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 29,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 61,865

The average volume for USG has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. USG has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 5.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a manufacturer and distributor of building materials worldwide. It operates in three segments: North American Gypsum, Worldwide Ceilings, and Building Products Distribution. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.7. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate USG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates USG as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full USG Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Nordson (NDSN) - FREE Research Report

Thaxton Gregory A, who is Senior Vice President, CFO at Nordson, sold 1,004 shares at $82.46 on May 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President, CFO owned 8,794 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.25% with the 1,004-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $81.66, down $0.80, or 0.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nordson go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,412

The average volume for Nordson has been 249,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Nordson has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 9.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures, and markets products and systems for dispensing and processing adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, fluid management, testing and inspection, surface treatment, and curing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Nordson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nordson 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, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Nordson Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Express (AXP) - FREE Research Report

Hayes John D, who is EVP, Advertising at American Express, sold 39,265 shares at $91.16 on May 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Advertising owned 47,580 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 45.21% with the 39,265-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $91.73, up $0.57, or 0.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Express go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 121,843

The average volume for American Express has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Express has a market cap of $96.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 0.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company operates through four segments: U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate American Express a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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