Insider Trading Alert - CVC, BKD And HMHC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 21, 2015, 117 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $233.20 to $1,180,446,250.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cablevision Systems (CVC) - FREE Research Report

Ellen David, who is EVP General Counsel &Secretary at Cablevision Systems, sold 40,452 shares at $20.86 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP General Counsel &Secretary owned 269,100 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.07% with the 40,452-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.80, up $3.94, or 15.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cablevision Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,695
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,695
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,695

The average volume for Cablevision Systems has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cablevision Systems has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 19.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cablevision Systems Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates cable systems in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Cable, Lightpath, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Cablevision Systems a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) - FREE Research Report

Seward James R, who is Director at Brookdale Senior Living, sold 10,000 shares at $37.90 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 41,482 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.42% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Hicks George T, who is Executive Vice President at Brookdale Senior Living, sold 30,000 shares at $37.70 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 151,488 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.53% with the 30,000-share transaction.

Ferge Kristin A, who is EVP & Chief Accounting Officer at Brookdale Senior Living, sold 5,000 shares at $37.66 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Accounting Officer owned 110,898 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.31% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.23, up $0.57, or 1.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brookdale Senior Living go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 108,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 196,305
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 69
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 219,805

The average volume for Brookdale Senior Living has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brookdale Senior Living has a market cap of $7.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 4.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates through five segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)-Rental, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Brookdale Senior Living a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brookdale Senior Living as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Brookdale Senior Living Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC) - FREE Research Report

Fish Lawrence K, who is Director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, bought 4,200 shares at $24.10 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,732 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 21.5% with the 4,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.60, up $1.50, or 5.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,970

The average volume for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has been 967,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 21.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company provides education solutions for educational institutions and consumers worldwide. It delivers content, technology, and services to approximately 50 million students. The company operates in two segments, Education and Trade Publishing. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been the company's poor growth in earnings per share. Get the full Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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