Insider Trading Alert - UDR, HPY And PLCE 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:

UDR (UDR) - FREE Research Report

Toomey Thomas W, who is Chief Executive Officer at UDR, sold 7,000 shares at $29.70 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.61% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.88, up $0.18, or 0.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for UDR go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,038
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 66,783
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 108,583

The average volume for UDR has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. UDR has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 27.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

UDR, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It owns, operates, acquires, renovates, develops, redevelops, and manages multifamily apartment communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 186.1. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate UDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates UDR as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full UDR Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) - FREE Research Report

Kallenbach Charles, who is Chief Legal Officer, GC & Sec. at Heartland Payment Systems, sold 19,323 shares at $48.21 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Legal Officer, GC & Sec. owned 3,882 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 83.27% with the 19,323-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.60, down $0.61, or 1.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heartland Payment Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,200

The average volume for Heartland Payment Systems has been 388,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heartland Payment Systems has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 3.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. provides card payment processing services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.7%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Heartland Payment Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Heartland Payment Systems 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 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 Heartland Payment Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Children's Place (PLCE) - FREE Research Report

Low Kevin, who is SVP, Store Operations at Children's Place, sold 3,623 shares at $54.28 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Store Operations owned 44,134 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.59% with the 3,623-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.82, down $0.46, or 0.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Children's Place go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,776
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 255,203

The average volume for Children's Place has been 428,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 5.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer in North America. It sells apparel, accessories, and footwear for children; and designs, contracts, manufactures, and sells merchandise under the The Children's Place, Place, and Baby Place brands. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Children's Place a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Children's Place as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Children's Place Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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