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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PennyMac Mortgage Investment (PMT) - FREE Research Report

Spector David, who is President and COO at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 17,250 shares at $18.11 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 289,672 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.62% with the 17,250-share transaction.

Grogin Jeffrey, who is CALO and Secretary at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 3,125 shares at $18.11 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the CALO and Secretary owned 72,763 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.12% with the 3,125-share transaction.

Chang Andrew S, who is Chief Business Development Off at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 3,640 shares at $18.11 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Business Development Off owned 74,933 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.63% with the 3,640-share transaction.

Walker David M, who is Chief Credit & Entrprs Risk Of at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 3,313 shares at $18.12 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Credit & Entrprs Risk Of owned 82,136 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.88% with the 3,313-share transaction.

Stewart Stacey D., who is Director at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 392 shares at $18.09 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,001 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.25% with the 392-share transaction.

Hendry Gregory L, who is Chief Accounting Officer at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 210 shares at $18.11 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 14,378 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.44% with the 210-share transaction.

Fartaj Vandad, who is Chief Investment Officer at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 3,500 shares at $18.11 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Investment Officer owned 79,262 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.23% with the 3,500-share transaction.

Preston Paul DuFauchard, Jr., who is Director at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 490 shares at $18.11 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,648 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.47% with the 490-share transaction.

Bailey Steven Richard, who is Chief Mortgage Ops Officer at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 7,000 shares at $18.11 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Mortgage Ops Officer owned 39,763 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.97% with the 7,000-share transaction.

Perotti Daniel Stanley, who is Chief Asset & Liability Mgt Of at PennyMac Mortgage Investment, sold 562 shares at $18.11 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Asset & Liability Mgt Of owned 44,838 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.24% with the 562-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.23, up $0.12, or 0.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PennyMac Mortgage Investment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,300
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 105
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,472
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,472

The average volume for PennyMac Mortgage Investment has been 545,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. PennyMac Mortgage Investment has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 13.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, a specialty finance company, invests primarily in residential mortgage loans and mortgage-related assets in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Correspondent Production and Investment Activities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 13.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate PennyMac Mortgage Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PennyMac Mortgage Investment as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full PennyMac Mortgage Investment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Eli Lilly and (LLY) - FREE Research Report

Lilly Endowment Inc, who is 10% Owner at Eli Lilly and, sold 200,000 shares at $72.83 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 130.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.15% with the 200,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.30, up $0.47, or 0.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Eli Lilly and go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 17,157
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 395,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 17,157
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 769,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 17,157
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.3 million

The average volume for Eli Lilly and has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Eli Lilly and has a market cap of $80.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 5.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.6. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Eli Lilly and a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Eli Lilly and as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Eli Lilly and Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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