Insider Trading Alert - LAD, RSE And ACRX 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:

Lithia Motors (LAD) - FREE Research Report

Young William J, who is Director at Lithia Motors, sold 324 shares at $102.59 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,254 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.22% with the 324-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $107.14, up $4.55, or 4.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lithia Motors go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 516
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 72,929
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 516
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 72,929
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 516
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 76,929

The average volume for Lithia Motors has been 285,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lithia Motors has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 18.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive franchisee and retailer of new and used vehicles in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Lithia Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lithia Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Lithia Motors Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Rouse Properties (RSE) - FREE Research Report

Kruth David, who is Director at Rouse Properties, bought 1,800 shares at $17.08 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 18,838 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 10.56% with the 1,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.77, up $0.69, or 3.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rouse Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 19,750
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,871
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 19,750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,636
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 24,750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,636

The average volume for Rouse Properties has been 192,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rouse Properties has a market cap of $988.3 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 7.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Rouse Properties, Inc. owns and manages regional malls in the United States. Its portfolio consists of 30 regional malls in 19 states totaling approximately 21 million square feet of retail and ancillary space. The company is based in New York, New York. Rouse Properties, Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.21%. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Rouse Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (ACRX) - FREE Research Report

Edwards Mark G, who is Director at AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, bought 40,000 shares at $3.13 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 100,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 66.67% with the 40,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.20, up $0.07, or 2.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AcelRx Pharmaceuticals go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000

The average volume for AcelRx Pharmaceuticals has been 747,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $136.6 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 54.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes therapies for the treatment of acute pain. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates AcelRx Pharmaceuticals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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