Insider Trading Alert - ATSG, JBSS And FNSR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 22, 2014, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $4.97 to $8,553,900.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) - FREE Research Report

Hete Joseph C, who is President & CEO at Air Transport Services Group, sold 5,000 shares at $8.50 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 716,967 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.69% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.77, up $0.27, or 3.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Air Transport Services Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,400

The average volume for Air Transport Services Group has been 154,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Air Transport Services Group has a market cap of $538.4 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 5.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Air Transport Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides airline operations, aircraft leasing and maintenance, and other support services primarily to the cargo transportation and package delivery industries. The company operates through two segments, ACMI Services and CAM. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Air Transport Services Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Air Transport Services Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Air Transport Services Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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John B Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS) - FREE Research Report

Wright Daniel M, who is Director at John B Sanfilippo & Son, sold 2,975 shares at $46.27 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,671 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.14% with the 2,975-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.04, up $0.77, or 1.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for John B Sanfilippo & Son go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,350
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,350
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,350

The average volume for John B Sanfilippo & Son has been 53,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. John B Sanfilippo & Son has a market cap of $396.4 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 85.78% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, processes and distributes peanuts and tree nuts in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5. Currently, there are no analysts who rate John B Sanfilippo & Son a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates John B Sanfilippo & Son as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, 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 John B Sanfilippo & Son Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Finisar (FNSR) - FREE Research Report

Young Joseph A, who is Exec. VP Global Operations at Finisar, sold 1,654 shares at $19.43 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec. VP Global Operations owned 207,282 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.79% with the 1,654-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.64, up $0.21, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Finisar go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,131

The average volume for Finisar has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Finisar has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 17.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Finisar Corporation provides optical subsystems and components for data communication and telecommunication applications in the United States, Malaysia, China, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.5. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Finisar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Finisar 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Finisar Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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