Insider Trading Alert - SF, EXPE And CNC Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, 54 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,000.00 to $50,651,832.78.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Beda Bruce A, who is Director at Stifel Financial, sold 6,207 shares at $49.34 on Sept. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 34,820 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.13% with the 6,207-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.04, down $1.30, or 2.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,380
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,380
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,043

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 266,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stifel Financial has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 1.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Stifel Financial Corp., a financial holding company, provides retail and institutional brokerage, and investment banking services in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Stifel Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stifel Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Stifel Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Expedia (EXPE) - FREE Research Report

Kern Peter M, who is Director at Expedia, bought 413 shares at $74.69 on Sept. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 53,747 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.77% with the 413-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.62, up $8.93, or 10.68% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Expedia has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Expedia has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 22.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.8. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Expedia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Expedia as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels 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 Expedia Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Centene (CNC) - FREE Research Report

Williamson Keith H, who is EVP, Secr. & General Counsel at Centene, sold 4,000 shares at $80.54 on Sept. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Secr. & General Counsel owned 53,571 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.95% with the 4,000-share transaction.

Imholz Donald G, who is EVP, Operations and CIO at Centene, sold 5,000 shares at $80.10 on Sept. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Operations and CIO owned 74,057 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.32% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $81.72, up $1.62, or 1.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Centene go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 17,600
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 17,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 17,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18,500

The average volume for Centene has been 968,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Centene has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 38.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Centene Corporation provides multi-line healthcare programs and services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Centene a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Centene as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Centene Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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