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Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, 56 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $421.75 to $11,774,272.64.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

DST Systems (DST) - FREE Research Report

Bryan Lowell L, who is Director at DST Systems, bought 238 shares at $83.67 on Oct. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,212 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.7% with the 238-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.48, up $0.81, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DST Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 213
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 435
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,084
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for DST Systems has been 272,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. DST Systems has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 7.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing and software services and products primarily in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate DST Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) - FREE Research Report

Feltheimer Jon, who is Chief Executive Officer at Lions Gate Entertainment, sold 250,000 shares at $32.08 on Oct. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 1.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.21% with the 250,000-share transaction.

Levin Wayne, who is General Counsel and CSO at Lions Gate Entertainment, sold 12,500 shares at $32.08 on Oct. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the General Counsel and CSO owned 122,864 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.23% with the 12,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.88, up $0.80, or 2.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lions Gate Entertainment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 319,004
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 319,004
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 319,004

The average volume for Lions Gate Entertainment has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lions Gate Entertainment has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 3.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., an entertainment company, is engaged in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales activities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Lions Gate Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lions Gate Entertainment as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Lions Gate Entertainment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Micron Technology (MU) - FREE Research Report

Bailey Robert L, who is Director at Micron Technology, sold 2,000 shares at $33.62 on Oct. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 119,751 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.64% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.06, down $0.56, or 1.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Micron Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 113,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 155,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 475,250

The average volume for Micron Technology has been 24.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Micron Technology has a market cap of $36.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 56.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3. Currently, there are 17 analysts who rate Micron Technology a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Micron Technology 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, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Micron Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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