Insider Trading Alert - PF, GSAT And UVV 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:

Pinnacle Foods (PF) - FREE Research Report

Boever Christopher J., who is EVP, Chief Customer Officer at Pinnacle Foods, sold 5,000 shares at $31.55 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Customer Officer owned 60,989 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.58% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Misericordia Lynne M., who is SVP, Treas., Ass't Sec. at Pinnacle Foods, sold 2,500 shares at $31.49 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Treas., Ass't Sec. owned 115,370 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.12% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.24, up $0.75, or 2.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pinnacle Foods go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,385
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 52,211
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 94,516

The average volume for Pinnacle Foods has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pinnacle Foods has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 17.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Pinnacle Foods Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes branded convenience food products in North America. It operates through three segments: Birds Eye Frozen, Duncan Hines Grocery, and Specialty Foods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Pinnacle Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pinnacle Foods as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Pinnacle Foods Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Globalstar (GSAT) - FREE Research Report

Ponder L Barbee IV, who is General Counsel at Globalstar, sold 8,043 shares at $4.02 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the General Counsel owned 104,938 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.12% with the 8,043-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.20, up $0.18, or 4.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Globalstar go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 29,732
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,732
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 65,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 45,732

The average volume for Globalstar has been 5.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Globalstar has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 136.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Globalstar, Inc. provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellite worldwide. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Globalstar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Globalstar as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Globalstar Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Universal (UVV) - FREE Research Report

Adams John B Jr, who is Director at Universal, sold 700 shares at $52.01 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,617 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.82% with the 700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.11, down $0.90, or 1.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,916
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,583
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,083

The average volume for Universal has been 173,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are down 6.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Universal Corporation operates as a leaf tobacco merchant and processor worldwide. It is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Universal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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