Insider Trading Alert - PAY, CRM And PPC Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 75 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $579.80 to $30,236,074.44.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

VeriFone Systems (PAY) - FREE Research Report

Kappagoda Sunil Aruna, who is President, ASPAC & EVP at VeriFone Systems, sold 84,650 shares at $33.18 on Aug. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, ASPAC & EVP owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 84,650-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.16, down $0.02, or 0.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VeriFone Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,182
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,182
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,182

The average volume for VeriFone Systems has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VeriFone Systems has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 22.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. designs, markets, and services electronic payment solutions at the point of sale (POS) worldwide. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate VeriFone Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VeriFone Systems 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 weak operating cash flow. Get the full VeriFone Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Salesforce.com (CRM) - FREE Research Report

Benioff Marc, who is Chairman of the Board & CEO at Salesforce.com, sold 40,000 shares at $54.09 on Aug. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board & CEO owned 40.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.1% with the 40,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.54, up $0.45, or 0.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Salesforce.com go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 360,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 969,481
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 977,863

The average volume for Salesforce.com has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Salesforce.com has a market cap of $33.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 2.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

salesforce.com, inc. provides enterprise cloud computing solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Currently, there are 24 analysts who rate Salesforce.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Salesforce.com as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Salesforce.com Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Pilgrims Pride (PPC) - FREE Research Report

Sandri Fabio, who is Chief Financial Officer at Pilgrims Pride, sold 30,000 shares at $29.02 on Aug. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 47,075 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 38.92% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.57, down $0.45, or 1.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pilgrims Pride go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,432

The average volume for Pilgrims Pride has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pilgrims Pride has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 73.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is engaged in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Pilgrims Pride a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pilgrims Pride 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, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Pilgrims Pride Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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