Insider Trading Alert - APOL, LM And TTGT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 4, 2015, 82 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1.50 to $744,000,000,054.72.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Newton Frederick James, who is SR VP, Chief HR Officer at Apollo Education Group, sold 1,000 shares at $16.92 on May 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the SR VP, Chief HR Officer owned 55,018 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.79% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.69, down $0.23, or 1.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,038

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 50.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Apollo Education Group, Inc. provides private education services. It offers online and on-campus undergraduate, graduate, professional development, and other non-degree educational programs and services primarily to working learners in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Apollo Education Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Legg Mason (LM) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Terence, who is Executive Vice President at Legg Mason, sold 8,996 shares at $54.27 on May 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 83,423 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.73% with the 8,996-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.36, up $1.09, or 1.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Legg Mason go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,240
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,240
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,240

The average volume for Legg Mason has been 843,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Legg Mason has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 2.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Legg Mason, Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides investment management and related services to institutional and individual clients, company-sponsored mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiaries. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Legg Mason a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Legg Mason as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Legg Mason Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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TechTarget (TTGT) - FREE Research Report

Hawk Don, who is Executive Director at TechTarget, sold 15,000 shares at $10.81 on May 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Director owned 380,908 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.79% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.52, down $0.29, or 2.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for TechTarget go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 114,788
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 215,852

The average volume for TechTarget has been 84,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. TechTarget has a market cap of $361.6 million and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 3.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TechTarget, Inc. provides specialized online content and brand advertising that brings together buyers and sellers of corporate information technology (IT) products and services. The company has a P/E ratio of 91.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate TechTarget a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates TechTarget 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full TechTarget Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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