Insider Trading Alert - WMT, BRCM And LPI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 12, 2014, 85 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $24,196,620.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) - FREE Research Report

Whaley Steven P, who is Senior Vice President at Wal-Mart Stores, sold 1,200 shares at $76.79 on June 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 29,052 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.97% with the 1,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.34, down $1.45, or 1.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wal-Mart Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,504
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,504
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 38,504

The average volume for Wal-Mart Stores has been 6.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $245.5 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 3.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Broadcom (BRCM) - FREE Research Report

Brandt Eric, who is Executive Vice President & CFO at Broadcom, sold 20,000 shares at $37.92 on June 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President & CFO owned 554,607 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.48% with the 20,000-share transaction.

Chong Arthur, who is Exec. V.P., G.C. & Secretary at Broadcom, sold 10,000 shares at $37.92 on June 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec. V.P., G.C. & Secretary owned 431,474 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.27% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Timberman Terri L., who is EVP, Human Resources at Broadcom, sold 9,000 shares at $37.92 on June 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Human Resources owned 245,060 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.54% with the 9,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.19, up $0.27, or 0.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Broadcom go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,448
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 46,066
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 83,466

The average volume for Broadcom has been 8.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Broadcom has a market cap of $20.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 29.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Broadcom Corporation provides semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Its products offer voice, video, data, and multimedia connectivity in the home, office, and mobile environments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.9. Currently, there are 21 analysts who rate Broadcom a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Broadcom as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Broadcom Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Laredo Petroleum (LPI) - FREE Research Report

Foutch Randy A, who is Chairman & CEO at Laredo Petroleum, sold 70,000 shares at $28.93 on June 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 521,372 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.84% with the 70,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.90, down $0.03, or 0.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Laredo Petroleum go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,080
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,080
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 72,736

The average volume for Laredo Petroleum has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Laredo Petroleum has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 3.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the exploration, development, and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties primarily in the Permian region, west Texas. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.7. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Laredo Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Laredo Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Laredo Petroleum Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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