Insider Trading Alert - MSFT, PMT And LLY Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 18, 2015, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $575,784,180.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Microsoft (MSFT) - FREE Research Report

Gates William H Iii, who is Director at Microsoft, sold 2.0 million shares at $48.68 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 237.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.84% with the 2.0 million-share transaction.

Klawe Maria, who is Director at Microsoft, sold 1,000 shares at $48.25 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,807 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.03% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.28, down $0.97, or 2.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microsoft go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 23,612
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,985
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 23,612
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,985
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 23,612
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8.0 million

The average volume for Microsoft has been 37.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microsoft has a market cap of $390.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 3.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and devices worldwide. The company's Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing segment licenses Windows operating system and related software; Microsoft Office for consumers; and Windows Phone operating system. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.0. Currently, there are 14 analysts who rate Microsoft a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Microsoft as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Microsoft Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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