Insider Trading Alert - REX, NUVA And CIEN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, July 31, 2014, 62 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $688.80 to $331,041,610.43.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

REX American Resources (REX) - FREE Research Report

Rose Stuart A, who is Cob; Ceo at REX American Resources, sold 9,000 shares at $90.38 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cob; Ceo owned 782,758 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.14% with the 9,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.62, down $5.76, or 6.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for REX American Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 259,446
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 461,033
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 771,726

The average volume for REX American Resources has been 136,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. REX American Resources has a market cap of $711.9 million and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are up 88.66% 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 13.6. 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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NuVasive (NUVA) - FREE Research Report

Hannon Jason, who is EVP, General Counsel & Sec. at NuVasive, sold 5,000 shares at $39.00 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, General Counsel & Sec. owned 30,390 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.13% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.77, down $1.23, or 3.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NuVasive go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 52,232
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 67,828

The average volume for NuVasive has been 362,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. NuVasive has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 15.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company, develops and markets minimally disruptive surgical products and procedurally integrated solutions for the spine. Its products focus on applications for spine fusion surgery. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate NuVasive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NuVasive as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full NuVasive Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ciena (CIEN) - FREE Research Report

Moylan James E Jr, who is SVP Finance, CFO at Ciena, sold 1,000 shares at $20.00 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Finance, CFO owned 368,337 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.27% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.43, down $0.57, or 2.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ciena go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 88,909
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 179,997

The average volume for Ciena has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ciena has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 18.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ciena Corporation provides communications networking equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, and management of voice, video, and data traffic worldwide. Currently, there are 14 analysts who rate Ciena a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ciena as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ciena Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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