Insider Trading Alert - PAY, GRPN And AKRX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 5, 2014, 87 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $472,150,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

VeriFone Systems (PAY) - FREE Research Report

Ozayaz Bulent, who is President, VeriFone SERMEA at VeriFone Systems, sold 9,341 shares at $37.23 on Nov. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, VeriFone SERMEA owned 14,041 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 39.95% with the 9,341-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.20, down $0.03, or 0.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VeriFone Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 59,401
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 69,571
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 154,221

The average volume for VeriFone Systems has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VeriFone Systems has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 38.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. designs, markets, and services electronic payment solutions at the point of sale (POS) worldwide. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate VeriFone Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VeriFone Systems as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full VeriFone Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Groupon (GRPN) - FREE Research Report

Stevens Brian, who is Chief Accounting Officer at Groupon, sold 1,756 shares at $8.01 on Nov. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 4,918 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.31% with the 1,756-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.49, down $0.52, or 6.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Groupon go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 16,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,406
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 16,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,406
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 16,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18,812

The average volume for Groupon has been 14.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Groupon has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 35.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Groupon, Inc. operates online local commerce marketplaces that connect merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount worldwide. It also offers deals on products for which it acts as the merchant of record. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Groupon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Groupon as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Groupon Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Akorn (AKRX) - FREE Research Report

Silverberg Mark M, who is Exec VP, Ops Global QA&TechSrv at Akorn, sold 24,311 shares at $44.27 on Nov. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec VP, Ops Global QA&TechSrv owned 183,109 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.72% with the 24,311-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.99, down $5.28, or 13.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Akorn go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Akorn has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Akorn has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 69.29% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Akorn, Inc. manufactures and markets diagnostic and therapeutic ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, niche hospital drugs, and injectable pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 104.0. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Akorn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Akorn as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, 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 Akorn Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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