Insider Trading Alert - SWFT, GK And ABMD Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 11, 2015, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,570.00 to $275,612,220.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Swift Transportation (SWFT) - FREE Research Report

Sartor Rodney, who is Ex VP Natl Network Planning at Swift Transportation, sold 280 shares at $25.05 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Ex VP Natl Network Planning owned 6,084 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.4% with the 280-share transaction.

Stocking Richard, who is President at Swift Transportation, sold 1,341 shares at $25.05 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the President owned 33,391 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.86% with the 1,341-share transaction.

Henkels Virginia, who is Chief Financial Officer at Swift Transportation, sold 540 shares at $25.05 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 23,225 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.27% with the 540-share transaction.

Runnels Kenneth C, who is Executive VP Fleet Operations at Swift Transportation, sold 290 shares at $25.06 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive VP Fleet Operations owned 6,846 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.06% with the 290-share transaction.

Flanagan Cary M, who is Controller at Swift Transportation, sold 276 shares at $24.97 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Controller owned 3,729 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.89% with the 276-share transaction.

Van Kirk Steven Richard, who is Executive VP Intermodal at Swift Transportation, sold 290 shares at $25.05 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive VP Intermodal owned 7,057 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.95% with the 290-share transaction.

Alexander Brian Patrick, who is Executive VP Sales at Swift Transportation, sold 245 shares at $24.96 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive VP Sales owned 3,494 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.55% with the 245-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.82, down $0.14, or 0.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Swift Transportation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,109
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,511
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,511

The average volume for Swift Transportation has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Swift Transportation has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Swift Transportation Company operates as a multi-faceted transportation services company in North America. The company operates through four segments: Truckload, Dedicated, Central Refrigerated, and Intermodal. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Swift Transportation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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G & K Services (GK) - FREE Research Report

Dietz Thomas Joseph, who is Vice President and Controller at G & K Services, sold 690 shares at $70.50 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vice President and Controller owned 11,204 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.8% with the 690-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.73, down $0.77, or 1.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for G & K Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,200

The average volume for G & K Services has been 114,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. G & K Services has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 0.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

G&K Services, Inc. provides branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate G & K Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates G & K Services 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 reasonable valuation levels. 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 G & K Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Abiomed (ABMD) - FREE Research Report

Puhy Dorothy E, who is Director at Abiomed, sold 3,424 shares at $70.37 on May 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 69,804 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.68% with the 3,424-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $65.36, down $5.01, or 7.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Abiomed go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,000

The average volume for Abiomed has been 586,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Abiomed has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 77.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

ABIOMED, Inc. provides medical devices in circulatory support and continuum of care in heart recovery to acute heart failure patients. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Abiomed a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Abiomed 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Abiomed Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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