Insider Trading Alert - UBSI, NVAX And RSG 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:

United Bankshares (UBSI) - FREE Research Report

Converse Peter A, who is Director at United Bankshares, sold 14,023 shares at $31.66 on June 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 599,182 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.29% with the 14,023-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.78, up $0.12, or 0.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Bankshares go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 224
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 224
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,157

The average volume for United Bankshares has been 298,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. United Bankshares has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 1.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

United Bankshares, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial and retail banking services and products in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates United Bankshares a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United Bankshares as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full United Bankshares Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Novavax (NVAX) - FREE Research Report

Trizzino John, who is SVP, Commercial Operations at Novavax, bought 16,500 shares at $4.51 on June 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Commercial Operations owned 16,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 16,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.58, up $0.07, or 1.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Novavax go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 75,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 29,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 75,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 115,154
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,000

The average volume for Novavax has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Novavax has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 12.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Novavax, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing recombinant protein nanoparticle vaccines and adjuvants. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Novavax a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Novavax as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Novavax Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Republic Services (RSG) - FREE Research Report

Cascade Investment Llc, who is 10% Owner at Republic Services, bought 205,300 shares at $36.68 on June 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 90.1 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.23% with the 205,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.08, up $0.40, or 1.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Republic Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 221,382
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 221,382
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 221,382

The average volume for Republic Services has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 11.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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