Insider Trading Alert - SPB, RAX And WPC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 13, 2014, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,704.50 to $121,177,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB) - FREE Research Report

Genito Anthony L, who is EVP, CFO and CAO at Spectrum Brands Holdings, sold 6,416 shares at $87.03 on Aug. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, CFO and CAO owned 86,189 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.93% with the 6,416-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.83, down $1.20, or 1.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Spectrum Brands Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 56,180
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 80,000

The average volume for Spectrum Brands Holdings has been 266,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Spectrum Brands Holdings has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 21.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a consumer products company worldwide. The company operates through Global Batteries & Appliances, Global Pet Supplies, Home and Garden Business, and Hardware & Home Improvement segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Spectrum Brands Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Spectrum Brands Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. 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 Spectrum Brands Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Rackspace Hosting (RAX) - FREE Research Report

Saporito Joseph, who is Chief Accounting Officer at Rackspace Hosting, sold 344 shares at $31.29 on Aug. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 18,014 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.87% with the 344-share transaction.

Roenigk Mark, who is Chief Operating Officer at Rackspace Hosting, sold 542 shares at $30.78 on Aug. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 44,962 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.19% with the 542-share transaction.

Pichler Karl, who is Cfo at Rackspace Hosting, sold 831 shares at $30.54 on Aug. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 59,884 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.37% with the 831-share transaction.

Lathe Tiffany, who is VP and GC at Rackspace Hosting, sold 508 shares at $29.81 on Aug. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP and GC owned 10,759 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.51% with the 508-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.45, up $0.64, or 2.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rackspace Hosting go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,478
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,478
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,478

The average volume for Rackspace Hosting has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rackspace Hosting has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 23.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cloud computing services and managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.6. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Rackspace Hosting a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rackspace Hosting as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Rackspace Hosting Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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W P Carey (WPC) - FREE Research Report

Kader Hisham A, who is Chief Accounting Officer at W P Carey, sold 1,488 shares at $68.68 on Aug. 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 5,919 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.09% with the 1,488-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.31, down $0.37, or 0.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for W P Carey go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,705
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,705
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,141

The average volume for W P Carey has been 428,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. W P Carey has a market cap of $6.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 11.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

W. P. Carey Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate W P Carey a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates W P Carey as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full W P Carey Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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