Insider Trading Alert - PMCS, MA And CBI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 7, 2014, 70 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $646.00 to $62,506,298.61.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

PMC-Sierra (PMCS) - FREE Research Report

Karr Travis, who is VP, GM Enterprise Storage Div at PMC-Sierra, sold 23,473 shares at $6.85 on Aug. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, GM Enterprise Storage Div owned 204,780 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.28% with the 23,473-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.94, up $0.09, or 1.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PMC-Sierra go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,800
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,237
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 43,925

The average volume for PMC-Sierra has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. PMC-Sierra has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

PMC-Sierra, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and supports semiconductor solutions for communications network infrastructure worldwide. Its semiconductor devices enable networking equipment primarily in three markets: storage, optical, and mobile networks. Currently, there are no analysts who rate PMC-Sierra a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PMC-Sierra as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full PMC-Sierra Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MasterCard (MA) - FREE Research Report

MasterCard Foundation, who is 10% Owner at MasterCard, sold 40,212 shares at $75.11 on Aug. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 118.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.03% with the 40,212-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.05, down $1.06, or 1.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 147,444
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 156,742
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 223,309

The average volume for MasterCard has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $84.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 11.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.2. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MasterCard 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins 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 MasterCard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CBI) - FREE Research Report

Fretz Deborah M, who is Director at Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, bought 1,000 shares at $58.04 on Aug. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,795 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 20.86% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.57, up $0.53, or 0.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 57,243
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 57,243
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 311,206

The average volume for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 30.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. provides conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management, and environmental services to customers in the energy infrastructure worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Chicago Bridge & Iron Company a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Chicago Bridge & Iron Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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