Insider Trading Alert - VMW, WAT And UA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, July 30, 2014, 50 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $282.88 to $148,399,440.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

VMWare (VMW) - FREE Research Report

Raghuram Rangarajan (Raghu), who is EVP and GM, SDDC at VMWare, sold 15,857 shares at $97.70 on July 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP and GM, SDDC owned 71,422 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.17% with the 15,857-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $101.01, up $3.31, or 3.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VMWare go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 649
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,940
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,940

The average volume for VMWare has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VMWare has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 13.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.9. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate VMWare a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VMWare 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, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full VMWare Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Waters (WAT) - FREE Research Report

Glimcher Laurie H M.D., who is Director at Waters, sold 5,500 shares at $105.65 on July 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 57.89% with the 5,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $104.42, down $1.23, or 1.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Waters go as follows:

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

The average volume for Waters has been 577,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Waters has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 5.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Waters Corporation operates as an analytical instrument manufacturer in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Waters a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Waters as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Waters Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Under Armour (UA) - FREE Research Report

Hardy James H Jr, who is Chief Supply Chain Officer at Under Armour, sold 3,000 shares at $69.05 on July 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Supply Chain Officer owned 47,929 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.89% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.97, down $1.08, or 1.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Under Armour go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 48,528

The average volume for Under Armour has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Under Armour has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 58.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Under Armour, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and distributes branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The company has a P/E ratio of 89.4. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Under Armour a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Under Armour 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. 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 Under Armour Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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