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Yesterday, July 9, 2015, 40 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $332.84 to $18,521,251.54.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Hilton Worldwide Holdings (HLT) - FREE Research Report

Jacobs Kevin J, who is Officer at Hilton Worldwide Holdings, sold 26,000 shares at $27.54 on July 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Officer owned 484,755 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.09% with the 26,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.63, up $0.09, or 0.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hilton Worldwide Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 26,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 80,766
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 184,345

The average volume for Hilton Worldwide Holdings has been 8.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a market cap of $26.9 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 4.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.3. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Hilton Worldwide Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hilton Worldwide Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Hilton Worldwide Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Airlines Group (AAL) - FREE Research Report

Schifter Richard P, who is Director at American Airlines Group, bought 8 shares at $100.15 on July 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,043 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.07% with the 8-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.50, down $58.65, or 141.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Airlines Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 69,882
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 69,882
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 76,494

The average volume for American Airlines Group has been 12.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Airlines Group has a market cap of $27.2 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 26.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

American Airlines Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. As of December 31, 2014, the company operated 983 mainline jets, as well as 566 regional aircrafts through regional airline subsidiaries and third-party regional carriers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate American Airlines Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Airlines Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Airlines Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MSC Industrial Direct (MSM) - FREE Research Report

Jones Douglas E, who is EVP, Chief Supply Chain at MSC Industrial Direct, sold 2,141 shares at $71.00 on July 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Supply Chain owned 17,955 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.65% with the 2,141-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.47, up $0.47, or 0.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MSC Industrial Direct go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,402
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,402
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,402

The average volume for MSC Industrial Direct has been 479,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. MSC Industrial Direct has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 12.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc., together with its subsidiaries, markets and distributes various ranges of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products primarily in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate MSC Industrial Direct a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MSC Industrial Direct as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full MSC Industrial Direct Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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