Insider Trading Alert - NWPX, TDG And KN 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:

Northwest Pipe (NWPX) - FREE Research Report

Demorest Harry L, who is Director at Northwest Pipe, bought 1,000 shares at $22.78 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,710 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 17.51% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.23, up $0.45, or 1.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Northwest Pipe go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Northwest Pipe has been 41,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Northwest Pipe has a market cap of $219.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 23.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Northwest Pipe Company manufactures and markets welded steel pipe and tube products primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates in two segments, Water Transmission and Tubular Products. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Northwest Pipe a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Northwest Pipe as a hold. 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 and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Northwest Pipe Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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TransDigm Group (TDG) - FREE Research Report

Paradie Terrance M, who is Exec. VP and CFO at TransDigm Group, bought 300 shares at $224.75 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Exec. VP and CFO owned 300 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $223.42, down $1.33, or 0.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for TransDigm Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 15,920
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,448
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,920
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,448
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,920
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,448

The average volume for TransDigm Group has been 339,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. TransDigm Group has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 12.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TransDigm Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, designs, produces, and supplies aerospace components for commercial and military aircraft customers in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Power & Control, Airframe, and Non-aviation. The company has a P/E ratio of 58.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate TransDigm Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates TransDigm Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. 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 TransDigm Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Knowles Corporation (KN) - FREE Research Report

Dickinson Paul M, who is SVP - Corp. Development at Knowles Corporation, bought 6,000 shares at $18.49 on May 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP - Corp. Development owned 22,642 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 36.05% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.25, down $0.24, or 1.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Knowles Corporation go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500

The average volume for Knowles Corporation has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Knowles Corporation has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 23.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Knowles Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells products and components to the mobile communications, consumer electronics, medical technology, telecommunications infrastructure, military, aerospace, and industrial markets worldwide. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Knowles Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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