Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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: Roper Industries (ROP) - FREE Research Report Johnson Robert D, who is Director at Roper Industries, sold 1,000 shares at $143.94 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8% with the 1,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $143.66, down $0.28, or 0.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Roper Industries go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
24-Week # shares sold: 4,000
The average volume for Roper Industries has been 401,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Roper Industries has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 4.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Roper Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes medical and scientific imaging products and software, radio frequency (RF) products, services and application software, industrial technology products, energy systems, and control products and solutions worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Roper Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on ROP - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Roper Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Roper Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.