Insider Trading Alert - GIGA, AN And VR Traded By Insiders

Yesterday, Feb. 2, 2016, 51 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $704.60 to $1,889,600.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Giga-tronics (GIGA) - FREE Research Report

Regazzi John R, who is Chief Executive Officer at Giga-tronics, bought 80,400 shares at $1.15 on Feb. 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 147,400 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 120% with the 80,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $1.46, up $0.31, or 21.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Giga-tronics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 65,000

The average volume for Giga-tronics has been 889,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Giga-tronics has a market cap of $8.8 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 17.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Giga-tronics Incorporated designs, manufactures, and markets a range of test and measurement equipment used in the development, test, and maintenance of wireless communications products and systems, flight navigational equipment, electronic defense systems, and automatic testing systems.

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

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AutoNation (AN) - FREE Research Report

Mikan George Lawrence III, who is Director at AutoNation, bought 4,500 shares at $43.03 on Feb. 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 18,759 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 31.56% with the 4,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.38, up $1.35, or 3.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AutoNation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,380
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,380
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,925

The average volume for AutoNation has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AutoNation has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 27.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides new and used automotive and spare parts retail services in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate AutoNation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AutoNation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full AutoNation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Grayson Matthew J., who is Director at Validus Holdings, sold 2,500 shares at $44.74 on Feb. 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 128,060 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.91% with the 2,500-share transaction.

Zeng Lixin, who is CEO AlphaCat Managers at Validus Holdings, sold 22,116 shares at $44.07 on Feb. 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the CEO AlphaCat Managers owned 41,494 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.77% with the 22,116-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.89, down $0.18, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,441
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 87,865
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 92,747

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 522,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 5.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat, Talbot, and Western World. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Validus Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Validus Holdings 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 and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Validus Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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