Insider Trading Alert - FFIV, AVA And WES 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:

F5 Networks (FFIV) - FREE Research Report

Higginson Alan, who is Director at F5 Networks, sold 1,000 shares at $109.37 on June 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 27,466 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.51% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $110.04, up $0.67, or 0.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for F5 Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,207
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,720
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 79,037

The average volume for F5 Networks has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. F5 Networks has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 19.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

F5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.5. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate F5 Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates F5 Networks 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full F5 Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Avista (AVA) - FREE Research Report

Kensok James M, who is Vice President at Avista, sold 450 shares at $31.19 on June 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 9,893 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.35% with the 450-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.56, up $0.37, or 1.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Avista go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,471
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,471

The average volume for Avista has been 401,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Avista has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 10.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Avista Corporation, an energy company, is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; and distribution of natural gas primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Avista Utilities and Ecova. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Avista a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Avista 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, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 Avista Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Western Gas Partners (WES) - FREE Research Report

Carroll Milton, who is Director at Western Gas Partners, sold 1,280 shares at $72.50 on June 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,157 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.54% with the 1,280-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.12, up $0.62, or 0.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Gas Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 101,219
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 101,219
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 101,219
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,500

The average volume for Western Gas Partners has been 146,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Gas Partners has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 18.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Western Gas Partners, LP owns, operates, acquires, and develops midstream energy assets in east, west, and south Texas; the Rocky Mountains; north-central Pennsylvania; and the Mid-Continent. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.2. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Western Gas Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Gas Partners 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 solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Western Gas Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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