Insider Trading Alert - CLB, SSTK And SONS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 4, 2014, 84 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $287.50 to $28,284,584.53.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Core Laboratories (CLB) - FREE Research Report

Dunlap Charles L, who is Director at Core Laboratories, bought 500 shares at $147.59 on Aug. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 800 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 166.67% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $147.07, down $0.52, or 0.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Core Laboratories go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,200
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Core Laboratories has been 534,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Core Laboratories has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 21.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Core Laboratories N.V. provides reservoir description, production enhancement, and reservoir management services to the oil and gas industry in the Netherlands and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Reservoir Description, Production Enhancement, and Reservoir Management. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Core Laboratories a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Core Laboratories 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, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Core Laboratories Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Shutterstock (SSTK) - FREE Research Report

Semmelbauer Thilo, who is President and COO at Shutterstock, sold 5,000 shares at $76.31 on Aug. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 382,649 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.29% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.14, up $1.83, or 2.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Shutterstock go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Shutterstock has been 294,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shutterstock has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 4.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Shutterstock, Inc. operates an online marketplace for commercial digital imagery. The company has a P/E ratio of 102.7. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Shutterstock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Shutterstock as a hold. 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 and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and premium valuation. Get the full Shutterstock Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sonus Networks (SONS) - FREE Research Report

Greenquist Mark T, who is Cfo at Sonus Networks, bought 15,000 shares at $3.59 on Aug. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 280,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 5.66% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.78, up $0.19, or 4.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sonus Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Sonus Networks has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sonus Networks has a market cap of $882.1 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 15.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Sonus Networks, Inc. provides networked solutions for communications service providers and enterprises. The company's solutions enable its customers to seamlessly link and leverage multivendor, multiprotocol communications systems, and applications across their networks. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Sonus Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sonus Networks as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Sonus Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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