Insider Trading Alert - CCOI, ZBRA And MKSI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 2, 2014, 70 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $290.00 to $8,010,680.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cogent Communications Holdings (CCOI) - FREE Research Report

Ortega Ernest, who is Chief Revenue Officer at Cogent Communications Holdings, sold 8,500 shares at $32.75 on Sept. 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Revenue Officer owned 31,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.25% with the 8,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.84, up $2.09, or 6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cogent Communications Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,000

The average volume for Cogent Communications Holdings has been 386,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cogent Communications Holdings has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 14.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides high-speed Internet access and Internet protocol communications service. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Cogent Communications Holdings a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cogent Communications Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity 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 Cogent Communications Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) - FREE Research Report

Gerskovich Philip, who is SVP, New Growth Platforms at Zebra Technologies, bought 2,600 shares at $78.16 on Sept. 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, New Growth Platforms owned 12,084 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 27.41% with the 2,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.60, down $0.56, or 0.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Zebra Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,037
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,037
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,480

The average volume for Zebra Technologies has been 452,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Zebra Technologies has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 43.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Zebra Technologies Corporation manufactures and sells printers and related products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.6. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Zebra Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Zebra Technologies 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, notable return on equity 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 Zebra Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MKS Instruments (MKSI) - FREE Research Report

Bagshaw Seth H, who is Vice President, CFO, Treasurer at MKS Instruments, sold 2,600 shares at $33.45 on Sept. 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President, CFO, Treasurer owned 28,801 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.28% with the 2,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.81, up $0.36, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MKS Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,400
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,946
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34,946

The average volume for MKS Instruments has been 274,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. MKS Instruments has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 14.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

MKS Instruments, Inc. operates as a provider of instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate MKS Instruments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MKS Instruments 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, reasonable valuation levels and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full MKS Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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