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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:

United Rentals (URI) - FREE Research Report

Ozanne James, who is Director at United Rentals, sold 5,000 shares at $110.67 on July 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 21,866 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.61% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $110.10, down $0.57, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Rentals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,851
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,251
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,413

The average volume for United Rentals has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. United Rentals has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 41.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench Safety, Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning). The company has a P/E ratio of 27.0. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United Rentals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth, 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 United Rentals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Greenbrier Companies (GBX) - FREE Research Report

Centurion Alejandro, who is President N. Amer. Mfg. Oprtns at Greenbrier Companies, sold 7,000 shares at $66.38 on July 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the President N. Amer. Mfg. Oprtns owned 34,891 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.71% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.81, up $0.43, or 0.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Greenbrier Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,338
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 64,446
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 78,059

The average volume for Greenbrier Companies has been 632,600 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 101.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 0.9%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.7. 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. 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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Western Refining (WNR) - FREE Research Report

Smith Mark J, who is President-Refining & Marketing at Western Refining, sold 10,000 shares at $41.82 on July 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the President-Refining & Marketing owned 93,999 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.62% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.51, down $0.31, or 0.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Refining go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 157,670
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 257,670

The average volume for Western Refining has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Refining has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 1.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Western Refining, Inc. operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Western Refining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Refining as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. 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 Western Refining Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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