Insider Trading Alert - KR, MA And GBX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, July 21, 2014, 29 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $201.60 to $2,065,441.13.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kroger (KR) - FREE Research Report

Barclay Kathleen S, who is Senior Vice President at Kroger, sold 2,282 shares at $49.50 on July 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 56,531 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.88% with the 2,282-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.73, up $0.23, or 0.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kroger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 42,120
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 43,739
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 61,239

The average volume for Kroger has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kroger has a market cap of $24.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 25.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer worldwide. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kroger 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 good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Kroger Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MasterCard (MA) - FREE Research Report

MasterCard Foundation, who is 10% Owner at MasterCard, sold 26,808 shares at $77.05 on July 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 118.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.02% with the 26,808-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.08, up $1.03, or 1.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,298
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,298
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.3 million

The average volume for MasterCard has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $88.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 7.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.0. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MasterCard 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Greenbrier Companies (GBX) - FREE Research Report

Sharp James T, who is Pres Greenbrier Leasing Co at Greenbrier Companies, sold 5,000 shares at $65.66 on July 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres Greenbrier Leasing Co owned 13,952 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.38% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.34, up $0.68, or 1.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Greenbrier Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 45,338
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,446
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 63,059

The average volume for Greenbrier Companies has been 649,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Greenbrier Companies has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 97.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Greenbrier Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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