Insider Trading Alert - PNRA, CSCO And MMS 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:

Panera Bread (PNRA) - FREE Research Report

Wooldridge Mark D., who is Controller at Panera Bread, sold 225 shares at $146.99 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Controller owned 1,188 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.92% with the 225-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $150.75, up $3.76, or 2.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Panera Bread go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,737
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,737
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,737

The average volume for Panera Bread has been 538,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Panera Bread has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 15.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Panera Bread Company, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises retail bakery-cafes in the United States and Canada. The company operates in three segments: Bakery-Cafe Operations, Franchise Operations, and Fresh Dough and Other Product Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Panera Bread a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Panera Bread as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full Panera Bread Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cisco Systems (CSCO) - FREE Research Report

Robbins Charles, who is SVP,Worldwide Field Operations at Cisco Systems, sold 1,205 shares at $24.49 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP,Worldwide Field Operations owned 529,960 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.23% with the 1,205-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.64, up $0.15, or 0.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cisco Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,858
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 315,913
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.2 million

The average volume for Cisco Systems has been 26.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $126.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 9.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP) and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate Cisco Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cisco Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Cisco Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Maximus (MMS) - FREE Research Report

Seymann Marilyn R, who is Director at Maximus, sold 2,806 shares at $40.05 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 103,573 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.64% with the 2,806-share transaction.

Webb Wellington E, who is Director at Maximus, bought 245 shares at $40.72 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 245 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 245-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.32, up $0.60, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Maximus go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,806
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,612
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 63,701

The average volume for Maximus has been 367,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 5.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services to government health and human services agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia. The company operates in two segments, Health Services and Human Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Maximus a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Maximus as a buy. 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, 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 lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Maximus Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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