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Yesterday, April 8, 2015, 59 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $199.90 to $2,613,411,881.91.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Barracuda Networks (CUDA) - FREE Research Report

Driggs Dustin, who is Shareholder at Barracuda Networks, sold 2,083 shares at $39.45 on April 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Shareholder owned 8,337 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.99% with the 2,083-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.88, up $2.43, or 5.8% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Barracuda Networks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 28,382
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 726,959
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.3 million

The average volume for Barracuda Networks has been 333,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Barracuda Networks has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 19.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Barracuda Networks, Inc. designs and delivers security and storage solutions. It offers cloud-connected solutions that help its customers address security threats, enhance network performance, and protect and store their data. The company has a P/E ratio of 290.2. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Barracuda Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Barracuda Networks as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and robust revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock itself is trading at a premium valuation. Get the full Barracuda Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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General Motors (GM) - FREE Research Report

Canada GEN Investment Corp, who is 10% Owner at General Motors, sold 73.4 million shares at $35.61 on April 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 73.4 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.26, up $0.65, or 1.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for General Motors go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,385
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 47,998
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 47,998

The average volume for General Motors has been 16.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. General Motors has a market cap of $57.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 3.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. It operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate General Motors a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates General Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full General Motors Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Qualys (QLYS) - FREE Research Report

Mccauley Donald C, who is Chief Financial Officer at Qualys, sold 5,100 shares at $51.20 on April 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 4,499 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 53.13% with the 5,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.16, up $0.96, or 1.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Qualys go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 263,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 364,754

The average volume for Qualys has been 384,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Qualys has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 38.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Qualys, Inc. provides cloud security and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 60.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Qualys a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Qualys 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Qualys Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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