Insider Trading Alert - WMC, TJX And EXAR Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $96.61 to $8,962,610.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) - FREE Research Report

James Gavin L, who is President, CEO at Western Asset Mortgage Capital, bought 750 shares at $15.21 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, CEO owned 55,957 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.36% with the 750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.36, up $0.15, or 0.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Asset Mortgage Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,570
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,570
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 22,630

The average volume for Western Asset Mortgage Capital has been 993,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Asset Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $635.4 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 2.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It primarily focuses on investing in, financing, and managing agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 28.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Western Asset Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Asset Mortgage Capital as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Western Asset Mortgage Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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TJX Companies (TJX) - FREE Research Report

Goldenberg Scott, who is Sevp, Cfo at TJX Companies, sold 4,771 shares at $61.94 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sevp, Cfo owned 73,339 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.11% with the 4,771-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.61, up $1.67, or 2.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for TJX Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 31,656
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 91,839
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 31,656
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 361,151

The average volume for TJX Companies has been 4.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. TJX Companies has a market cap of $43.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 0.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The TJX Companies, Inc. operates as an off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: Marmaxx, HomeGoods, TJX Canada, and TJX Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate TJX Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates TJX Companies 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, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full TJX Companies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Exar (EXAR) - FREE Research Report

Ghaffaripour Parviz, who is Sr VP & GM, Component Products at Exar, sold 2,071 shares at $8.69 on Nov. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr VP & GM, Component Products owned 26,443 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.26% with the 2,071-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.70, up $0.01, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Exar go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,136
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Exar has been 188,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Exar has a market cap of $413.8 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 26.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Exar Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and sub-system solutions for the networking and storage, industrial and embedded systems, and communications infrastructure markets. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Exar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Exar 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Exar Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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