Insider Trading Alert - HAWK, AVA And ADVS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 20, 2015, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $186.58 to $190,703,600.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Blackhawk Network Holdings (HAWK) - FREE Research Report

Gyani Mohan S, who is Director at Blackhawk Network Holdings, sold 1,657 shares at $37.85 on May 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 22,450 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.87% with the 1,657-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.75, down $0.10, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Blackhawk Network Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,000

The average volume for Blackhawk Network Holdings has been 520,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Blackhawk Network Holdings has a market cap of $502.8 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. provides a range of prepaid gift, telecom, and debit cards; and related prepaid products and payment services. The company has a P/E ratio of 39.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Blackhawk Network Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Blackhawk Network Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Blackhawk Network Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Avista (AVA) - FREE Research Report

Kensok James M, who is Vice President at Avista, sold 2,000 shares at $32.28 on May 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 10,296 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.27% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.14, down $0.14, or 0.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Avista go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,987
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,502
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,502

The average volume for Avista has been 355,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Avista has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 8.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Avista Corporation, an electric and natural gas utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and distributes natural gas in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments, Avista Utilities and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Avista a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Avista as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Avista Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advent Software (ADVS) - FREE Research Report

Sperling Anthony, who is EVP, Global Client Experience at Advent Software, sold 1,792 shares at $43.50 on May 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Global Client Experience owned 34,015 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5% with the 1,792-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.98, up $0.48, or 1.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advent Software go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,595
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,364
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,745

The average volume for Advent Software has been 751,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advent Software has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 42.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Advent Software, Inc. provides software products and services worldwide. The company offers its products and services for automating and integrating data and work flows across the investment management organization, as well as between the investment management organization and external parties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Advent Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advent Software as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Advent Software Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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