Insider Trading Alert - K, EA And FRED Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 1, 2014, 117 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $311.47 to $11,658,664.23.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kellogg (K) - FREE Research Report

Kellogg W K Foundation Trust, who is 10% Owner at Kellogg, sold 89,800 shares at $66.25 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 71.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.13% with the 89,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.09, down $0.16, or 0.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kellogg go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 375,638
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 390,738
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 791,900

The average volume for Kellogg has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kellogg has a market cap of $23.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 8.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Kellogg a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kellogg as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Kellogg Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Electronic Arts (EA) - FREE Research Report

Jorgensen Blake J, who is EVP & Chief Financial Officer at Electronic Arts, sold 3,909 shares at $43.67 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Financial Officer owned 76,251 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.88% with the 3,909-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.15, down $0.52, or 1.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Electronic Arts go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,632
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 90,632
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 194,537

The average volume for Electronic Arts has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Electronic Arts has a market cap of $13.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 91.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software content and services for video game consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, and tablets. The company operates through EA Games, EA SPORTS, Maxis, PopCap, and All Play segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.9. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Electronic Arts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Electronic Arts 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, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Electronic Arts Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fred's (FRED) - FREE Research Report

Efird Bruce A, who is former CEO at Fred's, sold 22,947 shares at $15.31 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the former CEO owned 41,203 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 35.77% with the 22,947-share transaction.

Gabor Teresa, who is Svp at Fred's, sold 137 shares at $15.48 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Svp owned 5,464 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.45% with the 137-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.74, down $0.74, or 5.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fred's go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 947
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 947
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,834
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 500

The average volume for Fred's has been 164,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fred's has a market cap of $562.1 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 17.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Fred's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies in the Southeastern United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.57%. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Fred's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fred's as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Fred's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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