Insider Trading Alert - MU, SMTC And MMS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, July 16, 2014, 47 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $190.40 to $65,528,140.49.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Micron Technology (MU) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Mercedes, who is Director at Micron Technology, sold 18,250 shares at $34.42 on July 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 81,992 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.21% with the 18,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.62, down $0.80, or 2.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Micron Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 285,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 614,000

The average volume for Micron Technology has been 27.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Micron Technology has a market cap of $36.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 56.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate Micron Technology a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Micron Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Micron Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Semtech (SMTC) - FREE Research Report

Maheswaran Mohan, who is President and CEO at Semtech, sold 2,500 shares at $24.70 on July 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 153,485 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.6% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.51, down $0.19, or 0.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Semtech go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,340
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,384

The average volume for Semtech has been 468,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Semtech has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 1.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Semtech Corporation and its subsidiaries design, develop, manufacture, and market analog and mixed signal semiconductor products. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Semtech a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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Maximus (MMS) - FREE Research Report

Seymann Marilyn R, who is Director at Maximus, sold 2,806 shares at $41.79 on July 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 106,379 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.57% with the 2,806-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.51, down $0.28, or 0.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Maximus go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,806
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,806
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 241,085

The average volume for Maximus has been 387,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 5.93% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services to government health and human services agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia. The company operates in two segments, Health Services and Human Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Maximus a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Maximus as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Maximus Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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