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Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, 44 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $32.19 to $254,754,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kellogg (K) - FREE Research Report

Kellogg W K Foundation Trust, who is 10% Owner at Kellogg, sold 100,000 shares at $67.70 on Jan. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 71.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.14% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.01, up $0.31, or 0.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kellogg go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 118,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 775,638
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.2 million

The average volume for Kellogg has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kellogg has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Kellogg a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kellogg as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Kellogg Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Driscoll Kean, who is CEO, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. at Validus Holdings, sold 3,276 shares at $39.00 on Jan. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. owned 132,601 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.41% with the 3,276-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.87, up $0.87, or 2.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,276
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 39,036
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,364

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 734,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 3.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat, and Talbot. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Validus Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Validus Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Validus Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Computer (CSC) - FREE Research Report

Lawrie John M, who is President and CEO at Computer, sold 4,000 shares at $62.90 on Jan. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 125,766 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.08% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.78, down $0.12, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Computer go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 88,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 96,300

The average volume for Computer has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Computer has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 0.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services, Global Infrastructure Services, and North American Public Sector segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Computer a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Computer as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Computer Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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