Insider Trading Alert - UVE, SCOR And SLGN Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 8, 2015, 68 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,023.75 to $5,610,306.91.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Universal Insurance Holdings (UVE) - FREE Research Report

Springer Jon, who is EVP and COO at Universal Insurance Holdings, sold 6,000 shares at $26.89 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP and COO owned 407,279 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.45% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.26, up $0.37, or 1.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal Insurance Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 151,228
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 296,748

The average volume for Universal Insurance Holdings has been 365,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Insurance Holdings has a market cap of $974.0 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 32.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various property and casualty insurance products. The company primarily underwrites homeowners' insurance products; and offers reinsurance intermediary brokerage services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Universal Insurance Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Universal Insurance Holdings 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth 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 Universal Insurance Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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comScore (SCOR) - FREE Research Report

Lin Christiana L, who is General Counsel at comScore, sold 1,000 shares at $48.82 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the General Counsel owned 70,158 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.41% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Meierhoefer Cameron, who is Chief Operating Officer at comScore, sold 1,200 shares at $48.82 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 52,595 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.23% with the 1,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.98, up $2.16, or 4.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for comScore go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 152,040
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 274,640

The average volume for comScore has been 304,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. comScore has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 7.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

comScore, Inc. provides digital media analytics products and services for content publishers, advertisers, advertising agencies, and network operators primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate comScore a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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Silgan Holdings (SLGN) - FREE Research Report

Prinzen B Frederik, who is Sr. V.P. - Corp. Dev. at Silgan Holdings, sold 2,271 shares at $54.22 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. V.P. - Corp. Dev. owned 14,160 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.82% with the 2,271-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.44, up $0.22, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Silgan Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 111,959
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 111,959
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 115,727

The average volume for Silgan Holdings has been 273,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Silgan Holdings has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 1.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Silgan Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Metal Containers, Closures, and Plastic Containers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Silgan Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Silgan Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Silgan Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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