Insider Trading Alert - KMG, ADSK And CIEN Traded By Insiders

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Friday, June 19, 2015, 59 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $38.95 to $5,000,001.05.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

KMG Chemicals (KMG) - FREE Research Report

Hatcher David L, who is 10% Owner at KMG Chemicals, sold 1,500 shares at $28.35 on June 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.10, down $0.25, or 0.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KMG Chemicals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 76,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 81,500

The average volume for KMG Chemicals has been 86,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. KMG Chemicals has a market cap of $332.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 42.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, formulation, and distribution of specialty chemicals in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Singapore. It operates in two segments, Electronic Chemicals and Wood Treating Chemicals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.5. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates KMG Chemicals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KMG Chemicals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full KMG Chemicals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Autodesk (ADSK) - FREE Research Report

Dawson J Hallam, who is Director at Autodesk, sold 9,964 shares at $54.16 on June 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 60,084 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.22% with the 9,964-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.03, down $0.13, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Autodesk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 616
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 616
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 36,773

The average volume for Autodesk has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Autodesk has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 9.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a design software and services company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 164.1. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Autodesk a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Autodesk as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Autodesk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ciena (CIEN) - FREE Research Report

Frodsham James, who is SR. VP, Chief Strategy Officer at Ciena, sold 7,500 shares at $25.95 on June 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the SR. VP, Chief Strategy Officer owned 142,679 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.99% with the 7,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.62, down $0.33, or 1.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ciena go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,400
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 46,410
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 81,177

The average volume for Ciena has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ciena has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 32.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ciena Corporation provides equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of voice, video, and data traffic on communications networks worldwide. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Ciena a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ciena as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Ciena Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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