Insider Trading Alert - MA, LFUS And WYN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 18, 2014, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $81.56 to $73,500,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

MasterCard (MA) - FREE Research Report

MasterCard Foundation, who is 10% Owner at MasterCard, sold 13,414 shares at $75.43 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 118.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.01% with the 13,414-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.59, up $1.16, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 258,927
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 295,033
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 361,600

The average volume for MasterCard has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $83.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 8.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 27.1. 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full MasterCard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Littelfuse (LFUS) - FREE Research Report

Grillo Anthony, who is Director at Littelfuse, sold 500 shares at $91.31 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 61,184 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.81% with the 500-share transaction.

Franklin Philip G, who is Senior V.P. & CFO at Littelfuse, sold 3,400 shares at $90.06 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior V.P. & CFO owned 42,506 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.41% with the 3,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $90.95, up $0.89, or 0.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Littelfuse go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,127
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 36,986

The average volume for Littelfuse has been 117,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Littelfuse has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 1.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and electrical markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Electronics, Automotive, and Electrical. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Littelfuse a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) - FREE Research Report

Hanning Franz S, who is Pres. CEO Wyndham Vac. Own. at Wyndham Worldwide, sold 18,409 shares at $80.00 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres. CEO Wyndham Vac. Own. owned 39,751 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 31.65% with the 18,409-share transaction.

Anderson Thomas F, who is EVP and Chief RE Dev. Off. at Wyndham Worldwide, sold 34,459 shares at $79.50 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP and Chief RE Dev. Off. owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 34,459-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $79.10, down $0.40, or 0.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wyndham Worldwide go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 51,392
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 129,762
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 225,162

The average volume for Wyndham Worldwide has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wyndham Worldwide has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 8.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation provides various hospitality services and products to individual and business customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Wyndham Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Wyndham Worldwide Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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