Insider Trading Alert - WLP, COST And COF Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 74 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $900.00 to $13,450,865.30.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

WellPoint (WLP) - FREE Research Report

Mccarthy Gloria M, who is EVP & Chief Administrative Off at WellPoint, sold 28,882 shares at $113.24 on Aug. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Administrative Off owned 45,806 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 38.67% with the 28,882-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $113.23, down $0.01, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for WellPoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,372
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,661
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,033

The average volume for WellPoint has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. WellPoint has a market cap of $31.0 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 22.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

WellPoint, Inc., a health benefits company, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of medical products in the United States. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and senior markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.0. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate WellPoint a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates WellPoint 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full WellPoint Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Costco Wholesale (COST) - FREE Research Report

Rose Timothy L., who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale, sold 5,439 shares at $121.50 on Aug. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 31,140 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.87% with the 5,439-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $121.74, up $0.24, or 0.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,068
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,068
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 65,232

The average volume for Costco Wholesale has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $53.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 1.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.2. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Costco Wholesale a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Costco Wholesale as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Costco Wholesale Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Capital One Financial (COF) - FREE Research Report

Schneider Ryan M., who is President, Card at Capital One Financial, sold 2,791 shares at $80.41 on Aug. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, Card owned 172,397 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.59% with the 2,791-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $82.22, up $1.81, or 2.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Capital One Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,773
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,134
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,561

The average volume for Capital One Financial has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Capital One Financial has a market cap of $45.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Capital One Bank (USA), National Association (COBNA); and Capital One, National Association (CONA), which provide various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.47%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Capital One Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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