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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Starwood Property (STWD) - FREE Research Report

Sossen Andrew Jay, who is COO and General Counsel at Starwood Property, sold 2,000 shares at $23.95 on June 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the COO and General Counsel owned 74,828 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.6% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.50, down $0.45, or 1.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Starwood Property go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Starwood Property has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Starwood Property has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 1.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Starwood Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Starwood Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 Starwood Property Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Landauer (LDR) - FREE Research Report

Leatherman Michael T, who is President & CEO at Landauer, bought 1,000 shares at $34.49 on June 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 12,789 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 8.48% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.53, up $1.04, or 2.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Landauer go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,170
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,170
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,170

The average volume for Landauer has been 51,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Landauer has a market cap of $333.8 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 4.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Landauer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technical and analytical services, outsourced medical physics services, and radiology related medical products Worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Radiation Measurement, Medical Physics, and Medical Products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.16%. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Landauer a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Landauer as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Landauer Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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