Insider Trading Alert - ACC, CIEN And EMC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 28, 2014, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $768.00 to $8,462,565.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Campus Communities (ACC) - FREE Research Report

Wills Jason R, who is SVP On-Campus Development at American Campus Communities, sold 1,918 shares at $39.33 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP On-Campus Development owned 11,061 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.78% with the 1,918-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.50, up $0.17, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Campus Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 572
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,889
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 572
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,889
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 572
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,654

The average volume for American Campus Communities has been 574,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Campus Communities has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 22.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 70.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate American Campus Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Campus Communities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full American Campus Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ciena (CIEN) - FREE Research Report

Moylan James E Jr, who is SVP Finance, CFO at Ciena, sold 1,000 shares at $20.88 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Finance, CFO owned 367,337 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.27% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.50, down $0.38, or 1.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ciena go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 78,671
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 171,353

The average volume for Ciena has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ciena has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 14.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ciena Corporation provides communications networking equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, and management of voice, video, and data traffic worldwide. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Ciena a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ciena as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ciena Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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EMC (EMC) - FREE Research Report

Davis Warren K., who is Director at EMC, bought 1.3 million shares at $0.09 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.3 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 1.3 million-share transaction.

Rothwell James Richard, who is Director at EMC, bought 450,882 shares at $0.09 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 69.15% with the 450,882-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.47, up $29.38, or 99.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for EMC go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 75,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 75,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 158,782

The average volume for EMC has been 15.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. EMC has a market cap of $59.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 16.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

EMC Corporation develops, delivers, and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure technologies, solutions, and services. It operates in three segments: Information Storage, Information Intelligence Group, and RSA Information Security. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.56%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3. Currently, there are 21 analysts who rate EMC a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates EMC 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full EMC Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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