Insider Trading Alert - MCO, LEA And KCG 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:

Moody's Corporation (MCO) - FREE Research Report

Mccabe Joseph J, who is SVP-Corporate Controller at Moody's Corporation, sold 7,995 shares at $107.00 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP-Corporate Controller owned 21,453 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.15% with the 7,995-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $107.38, up $0.38, or 0.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Moody's Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,687
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,187

The average volume for Moody's Corporation has been 975,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Moody's Corporation has a market cap of $21.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 11.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. The company operates through Moody's Investors Service and Moody's Analytics segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.7. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Moody's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Moody's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Moody's Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lear (LEA) - FREE Research Report

Burgess Shari L, who is VP Treas & Chief Diversity Off at Lear, sold 423 shares at $111.05 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP Treas & Chief Diversity Off owned 5,594 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.03% with the 423-share transaction.

Foss Wendy L, who is VP & Corporate Controller at Lear, sold 412 shares at $111.05 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP & Corporate Controller owned 5,436 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.05% with the 412-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $113.28, up $2.23, or 1.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lear go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 204,373
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 204,373
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 204,373

The average volume for Lear has been 657,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lear has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lear Corporation designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, assembles, and supplies automotive seating, electrical distribution systems, and related components primarily to automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. It operates through two segments, Seating and Electrical. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.9%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Lear a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lear as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lear Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KCG Holdings (KCG) - FREE Research Report

Daniel V. Tierney 2011 Trust, who is 10% Owner at KCG Holdings, sold 118,085 shares at $13.46 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 7.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.53% with the 118,085-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.48, up $0.02, or 0.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KCG Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 840,505
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.5 million

The average volume for KCG Holdings has been 332,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. KCG Holdings has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 15.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

KCG Holdings, Inc., an independent securities firm, provides various services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types, and time zones. The company operates through three segments: Market Making, Global Execution Services, and Corporate and Other. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate KCG Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KCG Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full KCG Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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