Insider Trading Alert - MKSI, LYB And MANH 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:

MKS Instruments (MKSI) - FREE Research Report

Anderson Robert R, who is Director at MKS Instruments, sold 500 shares at $35.73 on May 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,337 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.97% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.00, down $0.73, or 2.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MKS Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,150
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,347

The average volume for MKS Instruments has been 222,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. MKS Instruments has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 2.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

MKS Instruments, Inc. provides instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate MKS Instruments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MKS Instruments 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full MKS Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) - FREE Research Report

Covezzi Massimo, who is SVP Research & Development at LyondellBasell Industries, sold 30,000 shares at $104.07 on May 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP Research & Development owned 17,266 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 63.47% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $105.35, up $1.28, or 1.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LyondellBasell Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,382
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,763
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 8.4 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,460

The average volume for LyondellBasell Industries has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LyondellBasell Industries has a market cap of $49.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 31.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. operates as a manufacturer of chemicals and polymers, refiner of crude oil, producer of gasoline blending components, and developer and licensor of technologies for production of polymers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.0. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LyondellBasell Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full LyondellBasell Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Manhattan Associates (MANH) - FREE Research Report

Sinisgalli Peter F, who is Director at Manhattan Associates, sold 20,000 shares at $53.10 on May 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,236 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 46.26% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.68, down $1.42, or 2.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Manhattan Associates go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 37,852
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 92,646
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 115,359

The average volume for Manhattan Associates has been 459,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Manhattan Associates has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 30.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Manhattan Associates, Inc. develops, sells, deploys, services, and maintains software solutions to manage supply chains, inventory, and omni-channel operations for retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, logistics providers, and other organizations. The company has a P/E ratio of 46.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Manhattan Associates a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Manhattan Associates 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, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Manhattan Associates Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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