Insider Trading Alert - BID, STWD And LDR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 3, 2015, 102 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $0.88 to $2,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Sothebys (BID) - FREE Research Report

Ching Kevin, who is CEO, Asia at Sothebys, sold 22,900 shares at $45.87 on June 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO, Asia owned 30,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 43.29% with the 22,900-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.36, up $0.49, or 1.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sothebys go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 52,250
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,488
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 52,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,488
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 52,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,882

The average volume for Sothebys has been 735,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sothebys has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 6.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Sotheby's operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, and jewelry in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Switzerland, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Agency, Principal, and Finance. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Sothebys a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sothebys as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Sothebys Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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