Insider Trading Alert - PFPT, HCP And GNTX 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:

Proofpoint (PFPT) - FREE Research Report

Steele Gary, who is Chief Executive Officer at Proofpoint, sold 20,000 shares at $39.13 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 41,689 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.42% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.71, up $0.58, or 1.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Proofpoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 130,000

The average volume for Proofpoint has been 467,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Proofpoint has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 16.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Proofpoint, Inc. provides threat protection, regulatory compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communication solutions worldwide. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Proofpoint a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Proofpoint as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Proofpoint Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HCP (HCP) - FREE Research Report

Anderson Scott A, who is SVP and CAO at HCP, sold 4,559 shares at $42.46 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP and CAO owned 16,366 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.79% with the 4,559-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.18, up $0.72, or 1.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HCP go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 70,869

The average volume for HCP has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HCP has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

HCP, Inc. is an independent hybrid real estate investment trust. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate HCP a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HCP as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full HCP Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Gentex (GNTX) - FREE Research Report

Mulder John A, who is Director at Gentex, sold 4,256 shares at $29.57 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 40,052 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.61% with the 4,256-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.42, down $0.15, or 0.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gentex go as follows:

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

The average volume for Gentex has been 759,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gentex has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are down 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Gentex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets electro-optical products for the automotive, commercial building, and aircraft industries primarily in the United States, Germany, and Japan. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Gentex a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gentex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Gentex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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