Insider Trading Alert - HTGC, KFY And FNGN 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:

Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC) - FREE Research Report

Henriquez Manuel A, who is President & CEO at Hercules Technology Growth Capital, sold 93,132 shares at $14.74 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 1.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.09% with the 93,132-share transaction.

Bluestein Scott, who is Chief Investment Officer at Hercules Technology Growth Capital, sold 6,000 shares at $14.81 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Investment Officer owned 155,752 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.71% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.77, down $0.04, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hercules Technology Growth Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,127
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 85,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,127
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 269,500

The average volume for Hercules Technology Growth Capital has been 344,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hercules Technology Growth Capital has a market cap of $950.1 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 9.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Hercules Technology Growth Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hercules Technology Growth Capital as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Hercules Technology Growth Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Korn/Ferry International (KFY) - FREE Research Report

Leamon Jerry, who is Director at Korn/Ferry International, sold 4,338 shares at $29.16 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,152 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.01% with the 4,338-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.23, up $0.07, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Korn/Ferry International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,655
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,655
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,655

The average volume for Korn/Ferry International has been 339,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Korn/Ferry International has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 12.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Korn/Ferry International, together with its subsidiaries, provides talent management solutions that help clients to design strategies in building and attracting their talent. It operates in three segments: Executive Recruitment, Leadership & Talent Consulting (LTC), and Futurestep. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Korn/Ferry International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Korn/Ferry International as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Korn/Ferry International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Financial Engines (FNGN) - FREE Research Report

Jones Christopher L., who is EVP & Chief Investment Officer at Financial Engines, sold 11,111 shares at $37.67 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Investment Officer owned 37,265 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.97% with the 11,111-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.79, up $0.12, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Financial Engines go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,111
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,111
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,222

The average volume for Financial Engines has been 458,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Financial Engines has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 45.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Financial Engines, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides independent, technology-enabled portfolio management services, investment advice, and retirement income services to participants in employer-sponsored defined contribution plans in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Financial Engines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Financial Engines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and premium valuation. Get the full Financial Engines Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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