Insider Trading Alert - SO, DRII And SF Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 25, 2014, 35 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $20.35 to $11,829,588.78.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Southern (SO) - FREE Research Report

Grain David J, who is Director at Southern, bought 291 shares at $41.19 on Sept. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,791 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.77% with the 291-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.30, up $2.11, or 4.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Southern go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000

The average volume for Southern has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Southern has a market cap of $38.9 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 5.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Southern a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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Diamond Resorts International (DRII) - FREE Research Report

Praesumo Partners, LLC, who is Member of 10% Group at Diamond Resorts International, sold 15,970 shares at $22.99 on Sept. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Member of 10% Group owned 124,126 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.4% with the 15,970-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.28, up $0.29, or 1.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Diamond Resorts International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 113,033
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 113,033
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 17,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 187,095

The average volume for Diamond Resorts International has been 349,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Diamond Resorts International has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 24.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Diamond Resorts International, Inc. operates in the hospitality and vacation ownership industry in the United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Diamond Resorts International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Diamond Resorts International as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Diamond Resorts International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Stifel Financial (SF) - FREE Research Report

Michaud Thomas B., who is Director at Stifel Financial, sold 15,000 shares at $48.35 on Sept. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 177,033 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.81% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.17, down $0.18, or 0.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stifel Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 28,227
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 28,227
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 31,270

The average volume for Stifel Financial has been 281,500 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 down 0.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 16.4. 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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