Insider Trading Alert - DISCA, MEAS And MA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 18, 2014, 46 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $312.00 to $18,945,831.38.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Discovery Communications (DISCA) - FREE Research Report

Gould Paul A, who is Director at Discovery Communications, sold 75,000 shares at $38.50 on Sept. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 485,980 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.37% with the 75,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.95, up $1.45, or 3.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Discovery Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 125,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 125,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 680
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 125,000

The average volume for Discovery Communications has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Discovery Communications has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 56.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Education. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Discovery Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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Measurement Specialties (MEAS) - FREE Research Report

Topfer Morton L, who is Director at Measurement Specialties, sold 5,542 shares at $85.80 on Sept. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 331,501 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.64% with the 5,542-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $85.77, down $0.03, or 0.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Measurement Specialties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 151,552
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 151,552
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 151,552

The average volume for Measurement Specialties has been 173,600 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 41.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 48.7. 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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MasterCard (MA) - FREE Research Report

MasterCard Foundation, who is 10% Owner at MasterCard, sold 23,679 shares at $76.27 on Sept. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 118.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.02% with the 23,679-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.22, down $0.05, or 0.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 75,327
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 374,476
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 423,774

The average volume for MasterCard has been 4.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $83.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 8.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.2. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MasterCard 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full MasterCard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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