Insider Trading Alert - HST, DSW And RL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 4, 2014, 131 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.01 to $4,200,565.62.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Host Hotels & Resorts (HST) - FREE Research Report

Abdoo Elizabeth A, who is EVP & General Counsel at Host Hotels & Resorts, sold 50,000 shares at $22.17 on June 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & General Counsel owned 221,267 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.43% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.26, up $0.09, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Host Hotels & Resorts go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,000

The average volume for Host Hotels & Resorts has been 5.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Host Hotels & Resorts has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 14.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.71%. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.1. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Host Hotels & Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Host Hotels & Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Host Hotels & Resorts Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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DSW (DSW) - FREE Research Report

Jordan William L, who is EVP, GenCounsel & Secy at DSW, bought 1,000 shares at $25.65 on June 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, GenCounsel & Secy owned 28,928 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.58% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Meixelsperger Mary E, who is Senior Vice President at DSW, bought 2,000 shares at $25.18 on June 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 2,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.95, up $0.77, or 2.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DSW go as follows:

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

The average volume for DSW has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. DSW has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 39.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

DSW Inc. operates as a branded footwear and accessories retailer in the United States. The company operates in two segments, DSW and Affiliated Business Group. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate DSW a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DSW 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, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full DSW Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ralph Lauren (RL) - FREE Research Report

Nemerov Jackwyn, who is President & COO at Ralph Lauren, sold 27,067 shares at $155.19 on June 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & COO owned 39,997 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 40.36% with the 27,067-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $153.49, down $1.70, or 1.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ralph Lauren go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,180
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,180
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,180

The average volume for Ralph Lauren has been 984,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ralph Lauren has a market cap of $9.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 11.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ralph Lauren Corporation designs, markets, and distributes lifestyle products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail, and Licensing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Ralph Lauren a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ralph Lauren as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ralph Lauren Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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