Insider Trading Alert - ALTR, SLB And SHOO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 25, 2014, 97 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $508.38 to $15,061,515.27.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Altera (ALTR) - FREE Research Report

Lyman Kevin H, who is Sr VP, Human Resources at Altera, sold 8,000 shares at $34.85 on Aug. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr VP, Human Resources owned 4,608 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 63.45% with the 8,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.80, down $0.05, or 0.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Altera go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,635
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,825
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,699

The average volume for Altera has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Altera has a market cap of $10.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 6.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Altera Corporation, a semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, and sells programmable logic devices (PLD), HardCopy application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) devices, power system-on-chip devices (PowerSoCs), pre-defined design building blocks, and proprietary development software. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Altera a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Altera 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 has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Altera Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Schlumberger (SLB) - FREE Research Report

Danton Mark, who is Vice President-Director of Tax at Schlumberger, sold 7,612 shares at $110.01 on Aug. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President-Director of Tax owned 40,059 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.97% with the 7,612-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $111.81, up $1.80, or 1.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Schlumberger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,566
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 80,088

The average volume for Schlumberger has been 5.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Schlumberger has a market cap of $141.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 22.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Schlumberger Limited, together with its subsidiaries, supplies technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to oil and gas exploration and production industries worldwide. It operates through three groups: Reservoir Characterization, Drilling, and Production. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.47%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently, there are 21 analysts who rate Schlumberger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Steven Madden (SHOO) - FREE Research Report

Migliorini Peter, who is Director at Steven Madden, sold 3,147 shares at $34.33 on Aug. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,147 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50% with the 3,147-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.25, up $0.92, or 2.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Steven Madden go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,985

The average volume for Steven Madden has been 596,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Steven Madden has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 5.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Steven Madden, Ltd. designs, sources, markets, and sells fashion-forward name brand and private label footwear for women, men, and children. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Steven Madden a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Steven Madden as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Steven Madden Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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