Insider Trading Alert - VLO, AON And PRI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 19, 2014, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $13,978,760.18.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Valero Energy (VLO) - FREE Research Report

Klesse William R, who is Director at Valero Energy, sold 57,893 shares at $53.22 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.16% with the 57,893-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.09, up $0.87, or 1.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Valero Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 173,667

The average volume for Valero Energy has been 7.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Valero Energy has a market cap of $28.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 7.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Valero Energy Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It operates through two segments, Refining and Ethanol. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Valero Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Valero Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Valero Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Aon (AON) - FREE Research Report

Besio Gregory J, who is EVP/Chief HR Officer at Aon, sold 10,000 shares at $85.35 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP/Chief HR Officer owned 57,821 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.74% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $86.16, up $0.81, or 0.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aon go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,303

The average volume for Aon has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aon has a market cap of $24.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 2.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Aon plc provides risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Aon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aon as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Aon Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Primerica (PRI) - FREE Research Report

Williams Glenn J., who is President at Primerica, sold 3,000 shares at $48.22 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 75,005 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.85% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.99, up $0.77, or 1.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Primerica go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 67,096
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 148,837

The average volume for Primerica has been 223,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Primerica has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 14.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Primerica, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes financial products to middle income households in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Term Life Insurance; Investment and Savings Products; and Corporate and Other Distributed Products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Primerica a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Primerica as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Primerica Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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