Insider Trading Alert - ARE, RNR And VMW Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 5, 2014, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $759.84 to $56,700,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) - FREE Research Report

Richardson James H, who is Director at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, sold 3,000 shares at $77.06 on June 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 105,250 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.77% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.88, up $0.82, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alexandria Real Estate Equities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,500

The average volume for Alexandria Real Estate Equities has been 347,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 21.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, management, development, acquisition, and redevelopment of properties for the life sciences industry. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.64%. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Alexandria Real Estate Equities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alexandria Real Estate Equities 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Alexandria Real Estate Equities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) - FREE Research Report

Durhager Peter C, who is EVP & Chief Admin. Officer at RenaissanceRe Holdings, sold 5,000 shares at $105.00 on June 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Admin. Officer owned 63,665 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.28% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Curtis Ross, who is SVP, CUO - European Operations at RenaissanceRe Holdings, sold 10,000 shares at $105.00 on June 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, CUO - European Operations owned 77,369 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.45% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $106.22, up $1.22, or 1.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RenaissanceRe Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,500

The average volume for RenaissanceRe Holdings has been 421,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. RenaissanceRe Holdings has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 8.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance coverages and related services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Catastrophe Reinsurance, Specialty Reinsurance, and Lloyd's. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.3. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates RenaissanceRe Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RenaissanceRe Holdings 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full RenaissanceRe Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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VMWare (VMW) - FREE Research Report

Eschenbach Carl M., who is President and COO at VMWare, sold 8,958 shares at $96.53 on June 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 63,145 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.42% with the 8,958-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $97.36, up $0.83, or 0.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VMWare go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,333
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,333
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18,722

The average volume for VMWare has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VMWare has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 7.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.2. Currently, there are 18 analysts who rate VMWare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VMWare 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full VMWare Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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