Insider Trading Alert - SPR, HES And PTC 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:

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings (SPR) - FREE Research Report

Walker H David, who is SVP, CTO & Bus. Development at Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, sold 10,000 shares at $36.00 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, CTO & Bus. Development owned 108,309 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.45% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.93, up $0.93, or 2.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Spirit AeroSystems Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 69,287
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 121,739

The average volume for Spirit AeroSystems Holdings has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 8.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that designs and manufactures commercial aerostructures worldwide. It operates in three segments: Fuselage Systems, Propulsion Systems, and Wing Systems. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Spirit AeroSystems Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Spirit AeroSystems Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hess (HES) - FREE Research Report

Hill Gregory P., who is President and COO, E&P at Hess, sold 2,155 shares at $98.23 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and COO, E&P owned 72,257 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.9% with the 2,155-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $99.50, up $1.27, or 1.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hess go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 12,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 836
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 12,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 836
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 12,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 836

The average volume for Hess has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $31.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 21.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil and natural gas worldwide. The company operates through 722 wells. As of December 31, 2013, it had total proved reserves of 1,437 million barrels of oil equivalent. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hess 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Hess Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PTC (PTC) - FREE Research Report

Dibona Anthony, who is EVP Global Support at PTC, sold 5,465 shares at $36.29 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Global Support owned 35,931 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.2% with the 5,465-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.00, up $1.71, or 4.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PTC go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 73,423

The average volume for PTC has been 980,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. PTC has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 3.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

PTC Inc. develops, markets, and supports software products and solutions in the areas of computer-aided design (CAD), product lifecycle management (PLM), application lifecycle management (ALM), supply chain management (SCM), and service lifecycle management (SLM) worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate PTC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PTC as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. 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 PTC Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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