Insider Trading Alert - MEAS, APOL And POL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 4, 2014, 122 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $58.00 to $13,354,526.14.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Measurement Specialties (MEAS) - FREE Research Report

Guidone Frank D, who is Ceo at Measurement Specialties, sold 52,292 shares at $85.67 on Sept. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Ceo owned 32,417 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 61.73% with the 52,292-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.72, up $0.05, or 0.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Measurement Specialties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,400

The average volume for Measurement Specialties has been 223,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Measurement Specialties has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 41.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Measurement Specialties, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems for original equipment manufacturers and end users. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.6. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Measurement Specialties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Measurement Specialties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Measurement Specialties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Newton Frederick James, who is SR VP, Chief HR Officer at Apollo Education Group, sold 2,000 shares at $27.94 on Sept. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the SR VP, Chief HR Officer owned 62,469 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.1% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.35, down $0.59, or 2.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,101
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,915

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 0.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PolyOne (POL) - FREE Research Report

Kedrowski Thomas J, who is EVP, Glbl Ops & Process Imprv at PolyOne, sold 190,000 shares at $39.21 on Sept. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Glbl Ops & Process Imprv owned 31,669 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 85.71% with the 190,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.25, down $0.96, or 2.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PolyOne go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,745
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,400
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,745
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,400
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,745
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 56,800

The average volume for PolyOne has been 543,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. PolyOne has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 8.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

PolyOne Corporation provides specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions with operations in specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, plastic sheet and packaging solutions, and polymer distribution. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.3. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate PolyOne a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PolyOne as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PolyOne Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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