Insider Trading Alert - VR, IBKR And WMB Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 6, 2014, 78 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $704.00 to $5,552,766.23.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Kudera Andrew E., who is EVP, Chief Actuary at Validus Holdings, sold 6,500 shares at $36.52 on Aug. 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Actuary owned 50,587 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.39% with the 6,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.78, up $0.26, or 0.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,276
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,552
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,552

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 540,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 8.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat, and Talbot. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.1. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Validus Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Validus Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Validus Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) - FREE Research Report

Galik Milan, who is SVP Software Development at Interactive Brokers Group, sold 1,800 shares at $23.32 on Aug. 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Software Development owned 747,317 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.24% with the 1,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.62, up $0.30, or 1.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Interactive Brokers Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,600

The average volume for Interactive Brokers Group has been 384,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Interactive Brokers Group has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 2.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. operates as an automated electronic broker and market maker. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.7%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Interactive Brokers Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Interactive Brokers Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Interactive Brokers Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Williams Companies (WMB) - FREE Research Report

Ewing Robyn L, who is Senior Vice President at Williams Companies, sold 7,592 shares at $55.30 on Aug. 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 114,312 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.23% with the 7,592-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.81, down $0.49, or 0.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Williams Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,250
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,702
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,102
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 125,184

The average volume for Williams Companies has been 6.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Williams Companies has a market cap of $41.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 43.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Williams Companies, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 103.8. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Williams Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Williams Companies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Williams Companies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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