Insider Trading Alert - SNI, MCHP And SFM Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 22, 2015, 89 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,297.00 to $237,892,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) - FREE Research Report

Vasquez Virginia S., who is 10% Owner at Scripps Networks Interactive, sold 100,000 shares at $68.60 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 48,719 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.24% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.08, down $1.52, or 2.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Scripps Networks Interactive go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2.5 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4.2 million

The average volume for Scripps Networks Interactive has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Scripps Networks Interactive has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 9.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. develops lifestyle-oriented content for linear and interactive video platforms in the United States, the United Kingdom and other European markets, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.34%. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Scripps Networks Interactive a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Scripps Networks Interactive as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Scripps Networks Interactive Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Microchip Technology (MCHP) - FREE Research Report

Little Mitchell R, who is VP, WW Sales and Appns. at Microchip Technology, sold 3,040 shares at $48.18 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP, WW Sales and Appns. owned 7,930 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.71% with the 3,040-share transaction.

Drehobl Stephen V, who is VP, MCU8 Division at Microchip Technology, sold 3,448 shares at $48.18 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP, MCU8 Division owned 12,983 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.98% with the 3,448-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.66, down $0.52, or 1.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microchip Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,488
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,488
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,998

The average volume for Microchip Technology has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microchip Technology has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 7.29% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Microchip Technology Incorporated develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Microchip Technology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Microchip Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Microchip Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) - FREE Research Report

Clark-Lamons Nancy J., who is Chief Human Resources Officer at Sprouts Farmers Market, sold 238 shares at $29.95 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Human Resources Officer owned 1,936 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.95% with the 238-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.86, down $0.09, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sprouts Farmers Market go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 238
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,954
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,454

The average volume for Sprouts Farmers Market has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sprouts Farmers Market has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 10.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.3. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Sprouts Farmers Market a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sprouts Farmers Market as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Sprouts Farmers Market Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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