Insider Trading Alert - PWR, RSG And IT 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:

Quanta Services (PWR) - FREE Research Report

Yancey Wilson M. Jr., who is VP-Health/Safety & Environ. at Quanta Services, sold 1,438 shares at $35.01 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP-Health/Safety & Environ. owned 8,926 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.87% with the 1,438-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.34, up $0.33, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Quanta Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,400

The average volume for Quanta Services has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quanta Services has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 11.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Quanta Services, Inc. provides specialty contracting services to the electric power, and oil and gas industries in North America and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Quanta Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Quanta Services 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Quanta Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Republic Services (RSG) - FREE Research Report

Cascade Investment Llc, who is 10% Owner at Republic Services, bought 400,000 shares at $38.98 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 99.0 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.41% with the 400,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.20, up $0.22, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Republic Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5.3 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 9.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 9.0 million

The average volume for Republic Services has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $13.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 17.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Gartner (IT) - FREE Research Report

Kranich Robin B, who is SVP, Human Resources at Gartner, sold 10,480 shares at $73.13 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Human Resources owned 26,092 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.66% with the 10,480-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.18, up $0.05, or 0.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gartner go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,678
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 56,012
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 75,899

The average volume for Gartner has been 376,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gartner has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 2.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Gartner, Inc. provides independent and objective research and analysis on the information technology (IT), computer hardware, software, communications, and related technology industries in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Gartner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gartner as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Gartner Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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