Insider Trading Alert - ATRO, SNI And XRAY Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 27, 2014, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $66.82 to $18,231,262.91.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Astronics (ATRO) - FREE Research Report

Burney David C, who is Vp-Finance, Cfo at Astronics, sold 3,200 shares at $63.52 on Aug. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vp-Finance, Cfo owned 28,448 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.11% with the 3,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.74, down $0.78, or 1.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Astronics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,534
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,534
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,534

The average volume for Astronics has been 151,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Astronics has a market cap of $901.1 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 24.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Astronics Corporation, through its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures products for the aerospace and defense industries worldwide. It operates in two segments, Aerospace and Test Systems. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Astronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Astronics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Astronics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) - FREE Research Report

Scripps Cynthia J, who is 10% Owner at Scripps Networks Interactive, sold 200,000 shares at $80.76 on Aug. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 109,527 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 64.61% with the 200,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $80.18, down $0.58, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Scripps Networks Interactive go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 367,129
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.2 million

The average volume for Scripps Networks Interactive has been 754,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Scripps Networks Interactive has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 6.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. develops lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet markets in the United States and internationally. It delivers content that focuses on specifically defined topics of interest for audiences and advertisers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Scripps Networks Interactive a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Scripps Networks Interactive 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, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Scripps Networks Interactive Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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DENTSPLY International (XRAY) - FREE Research Report

Jones Leslie A, who is Director at DENTSPLY International, sold 2,000 shares at $48.30 on Aug. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 94,801 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.07% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.60, down $0.70, or 1.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DENTSPLY International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,764
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,764
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,813

The average volume for DENTSPLY International has been 635,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. DENTSPLY International has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 0.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

DENTSPLY International Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various consumable dental products for the professional dental market worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate DENTSPLY International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DENTSPLY International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full DENTSPLY International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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