Insider Trading Alert - HLF, UPS And SMTC 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:

Herbalife (HLF) - FREE Research Report

Goudis Richard, who is Chief Operating Officer at Herbalife, bought 10,700 shares at $55.81 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 166,969 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6.85% with the 10,700-share transaction.

Walsh Des, who is President at Herbalife, bought 10,000 shares at $55.67 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 107,599 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 10.25% with the 10,000-share transaction.

DeSimone John, who is Chief Financial Officer at Herbalife, bought 10,000 shares at $55.56 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 28,690 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 53.5% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.14, down $2.42, or 4.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Herbalife go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,240
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 66,215
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,215

The average volume for Herbalife has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Herbalife has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 33.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company, sells weight management, healthy meals and snacks, sports and fitness, energy and targeted nutritional products, and personal care products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Herbalife a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Herbalife as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Herbalife Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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United Parcel Service (UPS) - FREE Research Report

Nichols Mitchell R., who is Senior Vice President at United Parcel Service, sold 4,525 shares at $99.40 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 38,308 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.56% with the 4,525-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $96.93, down $2.47, or 2.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Parcel Service go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,455
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,458

The average volume for United Parcel Service has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. United Parcel Service has a market cap of $70.2 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 7.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.7%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate United Parcel Service a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United Parcel Service as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full United Parcel Service Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Semtech (SMTC) - FREE Research Report

Chukwu Emeka, who is Executive VP and CFO at Semtech, sold 2,500 shares at $22.55 on July 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP and CFO owned 47,307 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.02% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.35, down $0.20, or 0.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Semtech go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,340
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,884

The average volume for Semtech has been 510,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Semtech has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 11.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Semtech Corporation and its subsidiaries design, develop, manufacture, and market analog and mixed signal semiconductor products. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Semtech a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Semtech as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Semtech Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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