Insider Trading Alert - YUM, COBZ And FI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 16, 2014, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $63.36 to $15,595,781.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Yum Brands (YUM) - FREE Research Report

Cavanagh Michael J, who is Director at Yum Brands, bought 10,000 shares at $69.18 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.02, down $0.16, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Yum Brands go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Yum Brands has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Yum Brands has a market cap of $31.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 6.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S., and YUM Restaurants India. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Yum Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Yum Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, impressive record of earnings per share growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Yum Brands Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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CoBiz Financial (COBZ) - FREE Research Report

Lorenz Jonathan C, who is Chairman (CoBiz Bank) at CoBiz Financial, sold 26,081 shares at $12.13 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman (CoBiz Bank) owned 405,314 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.05% with the 26,081-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.44, up $0.31, or 2.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CoBiz Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 492
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,626
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 492
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,626
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 492
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 61,727

The average volume for CoBiz Financial has been 76,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. CoBiz Financial has a market cap of $494.8 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 2.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

CoBiz Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides various banking and financial products and services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.32%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate CoBiz Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CoBiz Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full CoBiz Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Frank's International (FI) - FREE Research Report

Baird Brian D., who is See Remarks at Frank's International, sold 2,433 shares at $15.27 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the See Remarks owned 1,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 70.87% with the 2,433-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.20, down $0.07, or 0.47% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Frank's International has been 645,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Frank's International has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 44.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Frank's International N.V. provides various engineered tubular services for the oil and gas exploration and production companies in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.94%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.6. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Frank's International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Frank's International as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Frank's International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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