Insider Trading Alert - Y, STRA And ADVS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 20, 2014, 118 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $277.00 to $8,954,563.40.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Alleghany (Y) - FREE Research Report

Adams Rex D, who is Director at Alleghany, sold 250 shares at $456.56 on Nov. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,678 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.36% with the 250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $459.35, up $2.79, or 0.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alleghany go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 400
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,419
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,000

The average volume for Alleghany has been 48,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alleghany has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 14.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Alleghany Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various insurance services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Reinsurance and Insurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Alleghany a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alleghany as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, 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 Alleghany Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Strayer Education (STRA) - FREE Research Report

Bozarth Kelly, who is Executive Vice President at Strayer Education, sold 2,700 shares at $75.94 on Nov. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 17,802 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.17% with the 2,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.60, up $1.66, or 2.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Strayer Education go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,600
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,876
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,600

The average volume for Strayer Education has been 124,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Strayer Education has a market cap of $821.9 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 120.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Strayer Education, Inc., through its subsidiary, Strayer University, provides post-secondary education services for working adults. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Strayer Education a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Strayer Education as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Strayer Education Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advent Software (ADVS) - FREE Research Report

Hess David Peter, who is Chief Executive Officer at Advent Software, sold 1,421 shares at $31.22 on Nov. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 159,459 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.88% with the 1,421-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.62, up $0.40, or 1.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advent Software go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,218

The average volume for Advent Software has been 380,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advent Software has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 10.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Advent Software, Inc. provides software products and services for automating and integrating data and work flows across the investment management organization, as well as between the investment management organization and external parties worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Advent Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advent Software as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full Advent Software Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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