Insider Trading Alert - APOL, UVV And UNM Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 17, 2014, 85 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $235.24 to $11,746,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Martin Sean, who is SVP, General Counsel at Apollo Education Group, sold 3,709 shares at $28.41 on June 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, General Counsel owned 97,335 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.67% with the 3,709-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.89, up $1.48, or 4.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,709
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,814
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 84,436

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 8.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Universal (UVV) - FREE Research Report

Brewer W Keith, who is Executive VP & COO at Universal, sold 7,742 shares at $56.14 on June 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP & COO owned 90,686 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.87% with the 7,742-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.40, up $0.26, or 0.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,925
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,925
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,991

The average volume for Universal has been 180,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are up 3.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Universal Corporation operates as a leaf tobacco merchant and processor worldwide. It is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.63%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Universal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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Unum Group (UNM) - FREE Research Report

McKenney Richard P, who is EVP and CFO at Unum Group, sold 15,000 shares at $34.97 on June 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP and CFO owned 191,153 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.28% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.32, up $0.35, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Unum Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 37,022
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 116,022
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 213,978

The average volume for Unum Group has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Unum Group has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 1.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products in the United States and the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Unum US, Unum UK, and Colonial Life. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.67%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Unum Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Unum Group 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Unum Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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