Insider Trading Alert - KLAC, SVVC And FI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 7, 2015, 75 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $130.56 to $50,650,057.80.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

KLA-Tencor (KLAC) - FREE Research Report

Bell Bobby R, who is Executive Vice President at KLA-Tencor, sold 5,204 shares at $59.84 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 14,407 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.54% with the 5,204-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.11, up $0.27, or 0.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KLA-Tencor go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,841
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 67
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,841
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 67
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,259

The average volume for KLA-Tencor has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. KLA-Tencor has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 17.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

KLA-Tencor Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets process control and yield management solutions worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate KLA-Tencor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KLA-Tencor as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full KLA-Tencor Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC) - FREE Research Report

Landis Kevin M, who is President at Firsthand Technology Value Fund, bought 4,000 shares at $15.00 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the President owned 192,248 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.12% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.15, down $0.85, or 6.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Firsthand Technology Value Fund go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 147,044
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 147,044
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 172,514

The average volume for Firsthand Technology Value Fund has been 50,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Firsthand Technology Value Fund has a market cap of $129.1 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 24.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. is a business development company specializes in investments in start-up, late, development stage, and PIPEs. It seeks to invest in pre-IPO companies. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.7.

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Frank's International (FI) - FREE Research Report

Webre Charles Michael, who is Vice President, Engineering at Frank's International, sold 7,386 shares at $20.80 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vice President, Engineering owned 6,943 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 51.55% with the 7,386-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.71, down $0.09, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Frank's International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 57,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 57,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 57,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,433

The average volume for Frank's International has been 721,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Frank's International has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 27.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Frank's International N.V. provides various engineered tubular services for the oil and gas exploration and production companies in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Frank's International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Frank's International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Frank's International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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