Insider Trading Alert - LAD, FRAN And LCI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 17, 2014, 81 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $68.97 to $30,520,350.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Lithia Motors (LAD) - FREE Research Report

Roberts Kenneth E, who is Director at Lithia Motors, sold 3,000 shares at $83.05 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 144,387 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.04% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.93, up $0.88, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lithia Motors go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,000

The average volume for Lithia Motors has been 428,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lithia Motors has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 17.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive franchisee and retailer of new and used vehicles in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Lithia Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lithia Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Lithia Motors Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Francescas Holdings (FRAN) - FREE Research Report

Toulantis Marie, who is Director at Francescas Holdings, bought 3,000 shares at $16.16 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 150% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.18, up $0.02, or 0.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Francescas Holdings go as follows:

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

The average volume for Francescas Holdings has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Francescas Holdings has a market cap of $674.2 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 13.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Francesca's Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiary, Francesca's Collections, Inc., operates a chain of retail boutiques. The company offers a selection of fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts primarily for women between the ages of 18 and 35. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Francescas Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Francescas Holdings 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Francescas Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lannett (LCI) - FREE Research Report

Bedrosian Arthur P, who is Ceo at Lannett, sold 5,000 shares at $43.81 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Ceo owned 623,952 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.79% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Farber David, who is 10% Owner at Lannett, sold 5,000 shares at $43.81 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 30,870 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.94% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.91, up $0.10, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lannett go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,250
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 45,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 75,000

The average volume for Lannett has been 844,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lannett has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 29% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Lannett Company, Inc. develops, manufactures, packages, markets, and distributes generic versions of branded pharmaceutical products in the United States. It offers solid oral, extended release, topical, and oral solution finished dosage forms of drugs that address a range of therapeutic areas. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Lannett a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lannett as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Lannett Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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