Insider Trading Alert - PLOW, PLCE And KAI 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:

Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) - FREE Research Report

Hagelin Keith, who is SVP, Operations at Douglas Dynamics, sold 1,603 shares at $21.31 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Operations owned 62,327 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.51% with the 1,603-share transaction.

Adamson Mark, who is SVP, Sales and Marketing at Douglas Dynamics, sold 169 shares at $21.30 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Sales and Marketing owned 43,958 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.38% with the 169-share transaction.

Young Robert J, who is VP, Controller and Treasurer at Douglas Dynamics, sold 422 shares at $21.30 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP, Controller and Treasurer owned 18,932 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.18% with the 422-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.40, up $0.10, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Douglas Dynamics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,310
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,310
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 44,262

The average volume for Douglas Dynamics has been 148,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Douglas Dynamics has a market cap of $485.7 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 1.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Douglas Dynamics, Inc. manufactures snow and ice control equipment for light and heavy duty trucks in the United States and Canada. The company offers snowplows, sand and salt spreaders, dump bodies, muni-bodies, replacement parts, and related parts and accessories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Douglas Dynamics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Douglas Dynamics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations 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 Douglas Dynamics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Children's Place (PLCE) - FREE Research Report

Mcclure Lawrence D, who is SVP, Human Resources at Children's Place, sold 1,243 shares at $65.65 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Human Resources owned 20,319 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.76% with the 1,243-share transaction.

Scarpa Michael, who is Chief Operating Officer at Children's Place, sold 7,644 shares at $64.05 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 58,310 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.59% with the 7,644-share transaction.

Poole Gregory I, who is SVP, Global Sourcing at Children's Place, sold 1,135 shares at $65.66 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global Sourcing owned 57,243 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.94% with the 1,135-share transaction.

Cost Bradley P, who is SVP, General Counsel at Children's Place, sold 1,235 shares at $65.68 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, General Counsel owned 29,776 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.98% with the 1,235-share transaction.

Low Kevin, who is SVP, Store Operations at Children's Place, sold 1,242 shares at $65.65 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Store Operations owned 38,364 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.14% with the 1,242-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.47, up $3.82, or 5.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Children's Place go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 34,758
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,092
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 63,601

The average volume for Children's Place has been 371,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Children's Place has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 17.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Children's Place, Inc. operates as a children's specialty apparel retailer. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Children's Place a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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Kadant (KAI) - FREE Research Report

Powell Jeffrey L, who is Executive Vice President at Kadant, sold 7,085 shares at $47.66 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7,085-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.72, up $2.06, or 4.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kadant go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,672
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,353
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 71,675

The average volume for Kadant has been 65,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kadant has a market cap of $536.3 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 14.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kadant Inc. supplies equipment used in papermaking, paper recycling, and other process industries primarily in North America, China, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Papermaking Systems and Wood Processing Systems. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.39%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Kadant a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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