Insider Trading Alert - BIG, PF And ONVO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 16, 2014, 80 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $235.26 to $11,203,447.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Big Lots (BIG) - FREE Research Report

Hayes Peter J., who is Director at Big Lots, sold 4,107 shares at $47.48 on Sept. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,004 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 36.96% with the 4,107-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.79, down $0.69, or 1.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Big Lots go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,500

The average volume for Big Lots has been 811,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Big Lots has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 46.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a broadline closeout retailer in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.1. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Big Lots a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Big Lots as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Big Lots Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Pinnacle Foods (PF) - FREE Research Report

Misericordia Lynne M., who is SVP, Treas., Ass't Sec. at Pinnacle Foods, sold 2,500 shares at $32.09 on Sept. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Treas., Ass't Sec. owned 112,870 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.17% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.18, up $0.09, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pinnacle Foods go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,385
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 55,130
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 99,516

The average volume for Pinnacle Foods has been 874,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pinnacle Foods has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 17.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Pinnacle Foods Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes branded convenience food products in North America. It operates through three segments: Birds Eye Frozen, Duncan Hines Grocery, and Specialty Foods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Pinnacle Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pinnacle Foods as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Pinnacle Foods Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Organovo Holdings (ONVO) - FREE Research Report

David Eric, who is Chief Strategy Officer at Organovo Holdings, sold 30,000 shares at $7.30 on Sept. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Strategy Officer owned 701,306 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.1% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.06, down $0.24, or 3.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Organovo Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 77,307
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 77,307
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 77,307

The average volume for Organovo Holdings has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Organovo Holdings has a market cap of $561.9 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 36.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Organovo Holdings, Inc., a development-stage company, focuses on developing and commercializing functional human tissues that could be employed in drug discovery and development, biological research, and as therapeutic implants for the treatment of damaged or degenerating tissues and organs. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Organovo Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Organovo Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Organovo Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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