Insider Trading Alert - GBX, AEGR And ABG Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 20, 2014, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $712.40 to $14,201,355.08.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Greenbrier Companies (GBX) - FREE Research Report

Rittenbaum Mark J, who is Evp & Cfo at Greenbrier Companies, sold 10,000 shares at $69.73 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 103,815 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.79% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.38, up $0.65, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Greenbrier Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 71,038
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 80,759

The average volume for Greenbrier Companies has been 639,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Greenbrier Companies has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 115.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Greenbrier Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Greenbrier Companies 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Greenbrier Companies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR) - FREE Research Report

Fitzpatrick Mark J., who is Chief Financial Officer at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, bought 1,150 shares at $30.64 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 9,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 13.77% with the 1,150-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.03, up $0.39, or 1.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aegerion Pharmaceuticals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 74,000

The average volume for Aegerion Pharmaceuticals has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aegerion Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $907.7 million and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 56.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes therapies for patients with debilitating rare diseases in the United States. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Aegerion Pharmaceuticals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aegerion Pharmaceuticals as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Asbury Automotive Group (ABG) - FREE Research Report

Monaghan Craig T, who is President & CEO at Asbury Automotive Group, sold 15,000 shares at $69.64 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 122,370 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.92% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.55, down $1.09, or 1.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Asbury Automotive Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,473
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 112,506

The average volume for Asbury Automotive Group has been 234,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Asbury Automotive Group has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 28.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 39.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Asbury Automotive Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Asbury Automotive Group 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, increase 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 Asbury Automotive Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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