Insider Trading Alert - POWI, SPB And SMTC 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:

Power Integrations (POWI) - FREE Research Report

Sutherland Ben, who is VP of Sales at Power Integrations, sold 775 shares at $55.66 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP of Sales owned 17,832 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.17% with the 775-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.40, up $2.74, or 4.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Power Integrations go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 619
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,019
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,019

The average volume for Power Integrations has been 263,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Power Integrations has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 6.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Power Integrations, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), and other electronic components and circuitry used in high-voltage power conversion. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Power Integrations a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Power Integrations 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Power Integrations Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB) - FREE Research Report

Genito Anthony L, who is EVP, CFO and CAO at Spectrum Brands Holdings, sold 26,084 shares at $87.11 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, CFO and CAO owned 60,105 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.26% with the 26,084-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.78, down $1.33, or 1.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Spectrum Brands Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,416
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 56,416
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 56,180
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 86,416

The average volume for Spectrum Brands Holdings has been 265,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Spectrum Brands Holdings has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 22.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a consumer products company worldwide. The company operates through Global Batteries & Appliances, Global Pet Supplies, Home and Garden Business, and Hardware & Home Improvement segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Spectrum Brands Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Spectrum Brands Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Spectrum Brands Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Semtech (SMTC) - FREE Research Report

Maheswaran Mohan, who is President and CEO at Semtech, sold 2,500 shares at $24.44 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 146,985 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.67% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.17, up $0.73, or 2.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Semtech go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,340
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,384

The average volume for Semtech has been 492,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Semtech has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 5.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Semtech Corporation and its subsidiaries design, develop, manufacture, and market analog and mixed signal semiconductor products. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Semtech a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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