Insider Trading Alert - MLNX, ECL And INFA Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 54 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $310.48 to $19,750,166.52.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) - FREE Research Report

Kagan Michael, who is CTO & VP of Architecture at Mellanox Technologies, sold 2,400 shares at $42.50 on Aug. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the CTO & VP of Architecture owned 155,720 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.52% with the 2,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.70, down $0.80, or 1.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mellanox Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 57,739
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 57,739
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,933
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 57,739
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,969

The average volume for Mellanox Technologies has been 628,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mellanox Technologies has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 4.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, and sells interconnect products and solutions. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Mellanox Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mellanox Technologies as a hold. 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mellanox Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ecolab (ECL) - FREE Research Report

Levin Jerry W, who is Director at Ecolab, sold 855 shares at $114.68 on Aug. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,560 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.81% with the 855-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $114.44, down $0.24, or 0.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ecolab go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,700
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,055
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,055
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,029

The average volume for Ecolab has been 786,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ecolab has a market cap of $34.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 10.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ecolab Inc. provides water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services for customers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Global Industrial, Global Institutional, Global Energy, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.2. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Ecolab a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ecolab as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ecolab Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Informatica (INFA) - FREE Research Report

Seawell A Brooke, who is Director at Informatica, sold 3,000 shares at $33.58 on Aug. 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,027 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.98% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.56, up $0.98, or 2.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Informatica go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,000

The average volume for Informatica has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Informatica has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 17.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Informatica Corporation provides data integration software and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.6. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Informatica a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Informatica as a hold. 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 compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Informatica Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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