Insider Trading Alert - MCO, BRCD And MAS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 12, 2014, 173 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.29 to $21,893,760.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Moody's Corporation (MCO) - FREE Research Report

Mccabe Joseph J, who is SVP-Corporate Controller at Moody's Corporation, sold 4,000 shares at $99.79 on Nov. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP-Corporate Controller owned 23,484 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.55% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $100.30, up $0.51, or 0.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Moody's Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,000

The average volume for Moody's Corporation has been 998,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 27.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Moody's Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) - FREE Research Report

Carney Lloyd, who is Chief Executive Officer at Brocade Communications Systems, sold 42,578 shares at $11.00 on Nov. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 11,954 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 78.08% with the 42,578-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.27, up $0.27, or 2.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brocade Communications Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,978
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,424
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,580

The average volume for Brocade Communications Systems has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brocade Communications Systems has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 26.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. provides Internet protocol based networking solutions and storage area networking (SAN) solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Brocade Communications Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brocade Communications Systems 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, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations 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 Brocade Communications Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Masco (MAS) - FREE Research Report

Manoogian Richard A, who is Director at Masco, sold 300,000 shares at $23.22 on Nov. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.65% with the 300,000-share transaction.

O'Reagan Richard A., who is Gr. Pres. - Global Plmb. at Masco, sold 7,500 shares at $23.20 on Nov. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Gr. Pres. - Global Plmb. owned 78,115 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.76% with the 7,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.17, down $0.03, or 0.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Masco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 500,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 500,000

The average volume for Masco has been 4.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Masco has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 1.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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