Insider Trading Alert - KW, QTM And GEO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 4, 2014, 88 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $555.68 to $8,275,700.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings (KW) - FREE Research Report

Ricks Mary, who is Pres,Ceo Kennedy Wilson Europe at Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, sold 100,000 shares at $25.52 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres,Ceo Kennedy Wilson Europe owned 1.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.12% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.96, up $0.44, or 1.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kennedy-Wilson Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500

The average volume for Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has been 330,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 15.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. operates as a real estate investment and services company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, and Japan. The company operates in two segments, KW Investments and KW Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Kennedy-Wilson Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kennedy-Wilson Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Quantum (QTM) - FREE Research Report

Powers Gregg J, who is Director at Quantum, bought 50,000 shares at $1.64 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 536,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 10.28% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $1.68, up $0.04, or 2.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Quantum go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 170,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 170,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 170,000

The average volume for Quantum has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Quantum has a market cap of $406.2 million and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 41.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Quantum Corporation provides scale-out storage, archive, and data protection solutions for small businesses to major enterprises in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Quantum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Quantum as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its poor profit margins. Get the full Quantum Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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GEO Group (GEO) - FREE Research Report

Glanton Richard H, who is Director at GEO Group, sold 190 shares at $40.64 on Dec. 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,451 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.58% with the 190-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.34, down $0.30, or 0.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for GEO Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,600
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,585
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,958

The average volume for GEO Group has been 518,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. GEO Group has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 25.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The GEO Group, Inc. provides government-outsourced services specializing in the management of correctional, detention, and re-entry facilities, and the provision of community based services and youth services in the United States, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate GEO Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates GEO Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full GEO Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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