Insider Trading Alert - CME, LII And RCII Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, 63 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $600.00 to $28,592,784.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

CME Group (CME) - FREE Research Report

Gepsman Martin J, who is Director at CME Group, sold 800 shares at $74.46 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 42,832 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.83% with the 800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.13, down $0.33, or 0.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CME Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,967
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 350
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,967
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 350
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,967

The average volume for CME Group has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CME Group has a market cap of $24.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 5.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.9. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate CME Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CME Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 CME Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lennox International (LII) - FREE Research Report

Bluedorn Todd M, who is Chairman and CEO at Lennox International, sold 14,519 shares at $85.60 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 253,779 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.41% with the 14,519-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.08, down $0.52, or 0.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lennox International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,316

The average volume for Lennox International has been 391,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lennox International has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 0.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.0. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Lennox International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lennox International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Lennox International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Rent-A-Center (RCII) - FREE Research Report

Lentell J V, who is Director at Rent-A-Center, bought 5,000 shares at $23.81 on Aug. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.38, up $0.57, or 2.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rent-A-Center go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 41,036
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 41,036
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,036

The average volume for Rent-A-Center has been 651,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rent-A-Center has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 28.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. The company operates in four segments: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, International, and Franchising. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Rent-A-Center a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rent-A-Center as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Rent-A-Center Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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