Insider Trading Alert - CRI, MSFT And CVA Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, 54 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $105.45 to $209,435,400.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Carter's (CRI) - FREE Research Report

Casey Michael Dennis, who is Chief Executive Officer at Carter's, sold 32,000 shares at $78.21 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 609,436 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.99% with the 32,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $79.03, up $0.82, or 1.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carter's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 28
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,784
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 28
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,784
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 28
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,784

The average volume for Carter's has been 818,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carter's has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 8.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Carter's, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, source, and market branded children's wear under the Carter's, Child of Mine, Just One You, Precious Firsts, OshKosh, and other brands. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Carter's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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Microsoft (MSFT) - FREE Research Report

Gates William H Iii, who is Director at Microsoft, sold 4.5 million shares at $46.54 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 285.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.55% with the 4.5 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.23, up $0.69, or 1.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microsoft go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8.3 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28.3 million

The average volume for Microsoft has been 34.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microsoft has a market cap of $379.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 25.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and devices worldwide. The company's Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing segment licenses Windows operating system and related software; Microsoft Office for consumers; and Windows Phone operating system. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.69%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Microsoft a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Microsoft as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable 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 Microsoft Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Covanta (CVA) - FREE Research Report

Simpson Timothy, who is Exec. VP, Gen'l Counsel & Sec. at Covanta, sold 24,686 shares at $21.84 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec. VP, Gen'l Counsel & Sec. owned 81,011 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.36% with the 24,686-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.02, up $0.18, or 0.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Covanta go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 26,883
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,883
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.0 million

The average volume for Covanta has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Covanta has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 24.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Covanta Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides waste and energy services to municipal entities primarily in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 115.1. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Covanta a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Covanta as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Covanta Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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