Insider Trading Alert - REX, WAL And PANW Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, July 24, 2014, 36 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $109.40 to $3,127,697.40.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

REX American Resources (REX) - FREE Research Report

Rose Stuart A, who is Cob; Ceo at REX American Resources, sold 30,000 shares at $88.05 on July 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cob; Ceo owned 818,758 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.53% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.07, down $2.98, or 3.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for REX American Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 200,446
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 402,209
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 712,726

The average volume for REX American Resources has been 132,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. REX American Resources has a market cap of $728.0 million and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are up 92.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

REX American Resources Corporation, through its subsidiaries, produces and sells ethanol. The company operates in two segments, Alternative Energy and Real Estate. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate REX American Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Western Alliance Bancorp (WAL) - FREE Research Report

Beach Bruce D, who is Director at Western Alliance Bancorp, sold 5,000 shares at $23.47 on July 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 38,489 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.5% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.45, down $0.02, or 0.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Alliance Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 75,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 75,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 143,573

The average volume for Western Alliance Bancorp has been 383,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Alliance Bancorp has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 1.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Western Alliance Bancorporation operates as the bank holding company for Western Alliance Bank that provides various banking and related services in Nevada, Arizona, and California. The company operates through Bank of Nevada, Western Alliance Bank, Torrey Pines Bank, and Other segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Western Alliance Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Alliance Bancorp 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. 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 Western Alliance Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Zuk Nir, who is Cto at Palo Alto Networks, sold 219 shares at $79.96 on July 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cto owned 2.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.01% with the 219-share transaction.

Tomlinson Steffan, who is Chief Financial Officer at Palo Alto Networks, sold 232 shares at $79.96 on July 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 54,604 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.42% with the 232-share transaction.

Bonvanie Rene, who is Chief Marketing Officer at Palo Alto Networks, sold 158 shares at $79.96 on July 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Marketing Officer owned 226,118 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.07% with the 158-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.30, up $3.34, or 4.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Palo Alto Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,222
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 98,718
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 211,300

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 46.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. Currently, there are 14 analysts who rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. 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 Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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