Insider Trading Alert - AVB, MA And HLX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, July 29, 2014, 47 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $78.75 to $218,315,098.42.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

AvalonBay Communities (AVB) - FREE Research Report

Wilson Stephen W, who is Executive Vice President at AvalonBay Communities, sold 6,557 shares at $148.87 on July 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 19,767 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.91% with the 6,557-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $150.50, up $1.63, or 1.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AvalonBay Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,304
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,743

The average volume for AvalonBay Communities has been 703,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. AvalonBay Communities has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 26.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. engages in the development, redevelopment, acquisition, ownership, and operation of multifamily communities in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 79.9. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate AvalonBay Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AvalonBay Communities as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full AvalonBay Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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