Insider Trading Alert - STC, MKSI And IP 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:

Stewart Information Services (STC) - FREE Research Report

Clements Glenn H, who is Group President-Direct Operati at Stewart Information Services, sold 2,000 shares at $36.34 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Group President-Direct Operati owned 35,585 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.32% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.25, up $0.91, or 2.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stewart Information Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,694
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,694
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,694

The average volume for Stewart Information Services has been 104,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stewart Information Services has a market cap of $839.8 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 1.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Stewart Information Services Corporation provides title insurance and real estate services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Stewart Information Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Stewart Information Services 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 and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Stewart Information Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MKS Instruments (MKSI) - FREE Research Report

Anderson Robert R, who is Director at MKS Instruments, sold 500 shares at $34.78 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,796 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.46% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.30, up $0.52, or 1.47% 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: 15,650
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,807

The average volume for MKS Instruments has been 231,800 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 3.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 1.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. 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 no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full MKS Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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International Paper (IP) - FREE Research Report

Young Ray G, who is Director at International Paper, bought 2,000 shares at $51.98 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.74, up $0.76, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for International Paper go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 183,339
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 324,339

The average volume for International Paper has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. International Paper has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 2.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate International Paper a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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 International Paper Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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