Insider Trading Alert - CSC, SWK And BAS 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:

Computer (CSC) - FREE Research Report

Lawrie John M, who is President and CEO at Computer, sold 2,000 shares at $64.18 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 223,150 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.89% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.26, down $1.92, or 3.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Computer go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,530
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,530

The average volume for Computer has been 972,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Computer has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 11.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services, Global Infrastructure Services, and North American Public Sector segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Computer a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Computer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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 Computer Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) - FREE Research Report

Cannon James J, who is President, Oil & Gas at Stanley Black & Decker, sold 2,633 shares at $90.41 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Oil & Gas owned 26,399 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.07% with the 2,633-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $87.08, down $3.33, or 3.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stanley Black & Decker go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,851
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,015
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 74,847

The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker has been 923,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $13.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 8.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security and monitoring systems for various industrial applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Stanley Black & Decker a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stanley Black & Decker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Stanley Black & Decker Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Garza Antonio O, who is Director at Basic Energy Services, sold 10,167 shares at $26.27 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 36,333 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.86% with the 10,167-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.08, down $2.19, or 9.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 148,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 559,183

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 52.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Basic Energy Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Basic Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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