Insider Trading Alert - ITW, XLNX And SF Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 23, 2014, 39 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $250.00 to $78,529,267.63.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) - FREE Research Report

Griffith James W, who is Director at Illinois Tool Works, bought 750 shares at $88.50 on Sept. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,611 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 10.93% with the 750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $86.20, down $2.30, or 2.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Illinois Tool Works go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,400
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,400
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,400

The average volume for Illinois Tool Works has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Illinois Tool Works has a market cap of $34.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 3.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Illinois Tool Works Inc. produces and sells engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Illinois Tool Works a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Illinois Tool Works 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, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Illinois Tool Works Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Xilinx (XLNX) - FREE Research Report

Hover-Smoot Scott, who is SVP General Counsel at Xilinx, sold 2,000 shares at $43.86 on Sept. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP General Counsel owned 21,736 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.43% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.30, down $0.56, or 1.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Xilinx go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,858
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,858

The average volume for Xilinx has been 3.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Xilinx has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 5.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Xilinx a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Xilinx as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Xilinx Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Mulroy Thomas P, who is Director at Stifel Financial, sold 22,020 shares at $48.63 on Sept. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 193,046 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.24% with the 22,020-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.15, down $0.48, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,207
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,207
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,250

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 280,100 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 0.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 16.5. 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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