Insider Trading Alert - SWK, EGBN And EL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 19, 2014, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $119.85 to $228,846,700.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) - FREE Research Report

Bartone Michael A., who is V.P. Corporate Tax at Stanley Black & Decker, sold 1,282 shares at $95.27 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the V.P. Corporate Tax owned 29,696 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.14% with the 1,282-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $96.90, up $1.63, or 1.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stanley Black & Decker go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,885
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,565
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 51,349

The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 19.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security and monitoring systems for various industrial applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.8. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Stanley Black & Decker a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stanley Black & Decker as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins 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 Stanley Black & Decker Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) - FREE Research Report

Summers David Preston, who is Director at Eagle Bancorp, sold 4,496 shares at $35.66 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,776 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 48.49% with the 4,496-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.68, up $0.02, or 0.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Eagle Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 67,376
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 67,376
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 68,276

The average volume for Eagle Bancorp has been 81,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Eagle Bancorp has a market cap of $930.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 16.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for EagleBank that provides commercial and consumer banking services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Eagle Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Estee Lauder Cos (EL) - FREE Research Report

Moss Sara E, who is Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel at Estee Lauder Cos, sold 4,288 shares at $75.03 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel owned 73,293 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.53% with the 4,288-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.25, up $1.22, or 1.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Estee Lauder Cos go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,789
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 47,693
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 161,180

The average volume for Estee Lauder Cos has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Estee Lauder Cos has a market cap of $17.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 0.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells skin care, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.6. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Estee Lauder Cos a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Estee Lauder Cos as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Estee Lauder Cos Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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