Insider Trading Alert - MPWR, TSO And WDC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 5, 2014, 114 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $201.96 to $442,750,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) - FREE Research Report

Rao Meera, who is Cfo at Monolithic Power Systems, sold 2,717 shares at $41.35 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 46,372 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.53% with the 2,717-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.18, up $0.83, or 1.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monolithic Power Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,367
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,860
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 209,316

The average volume for Monolithic Power Systems has been 289,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monolithic Power Systems has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 19.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for storage and computing, consumer electronics, communications, and industrial/automotive markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.0. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Monolithic Power Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monolithic Power Systems as a buy. 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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Monolithic Power Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tesoro (TSO) - FREE Research Report

Schofield Daryl R, who is SVPt, Commercial at Tesoro, sold 3,853 shares at $60.52 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVPt, Commercial owned 10,608 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.64% with the 3,853-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $61.75, up $1.23, or 1.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tesoro go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 729
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 729
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 729

The average volume for Tesoro has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tesoro has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 4.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Tesoro Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in refining and marketing petroleum products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Refining and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Tesoro a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tesoro as a buy. 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, attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Tesoro Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Western Digital (WDC) - FREE Research Report

Kimsey William L, who is Director at Western Digital, sold 2,120 shares at $100.00 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 18,272 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.4% with the 2,120-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $101.64, up $1.64, or 1.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Digital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,059
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,544
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,629

The average volume for Western Digital has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Digital has a market cap of $24.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 21.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Western Digital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells storage products and solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience, and preserve digital content. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.6. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Western Digital a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Digital 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Western Digital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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