Insider Trading Alert - FAF, SLB And CVA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, July 28, 2014, 37 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $55.20 to $184,604,207.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

First American Financial (FAF) - FREE Research Report

Oman Mark C, who is Director at First American Financial, bought 7,300 shares at $27.54 on July 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,752 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 77.23% with the 7,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.99, up $0.45, or 1.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First American Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,911
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,911
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,911

The average volume for First American Financial has been 709,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. First American Financial has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 2.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides financial services. It operates through Title Insurance and Services, and Specialty Insurance segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate First American Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates First American Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full First American Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Schlumberger (SLB) - FREE Research Report

Ayat Simon, who is Chief Financial Officer at Schlumberger, sold 54,566 shares at $112.37 on July 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 96,112 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 36.21% with the 54,566-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $112.10, down $0.27, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Schlumberger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,522
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,522
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,522

The average volume for Schlumberger has been 5.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Schlumberger has a market cap of $144.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 24.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. It operates through three groups: Reservoir Characterization, Drilling, and Production. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8. Currently, there are 23 analysts who rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Schlumberger 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Schlumberger Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Covanta (CVA) - FREE Research Report

Sz Investments Llc, who is 10% Owner at Covanta, sold 2.0 million shares at $20.44 on July 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 49.66% with the 2.0 million-share transaction.

Broglio Ronald J, who is Director at Covanta, sold 4,500 shares at $20.39 on July 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,729 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 48.76% with the 4,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.48, up $0.09, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Covanta go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,144
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,144

The average volume for Covanta has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Covanta has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 15.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Covanta Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides waste and energy services to municipal entities primarily in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.4. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Covanta a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Covanta as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Covanta Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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