Insider Trading Alert - DFS, SLM And MORN Traded By Insiders

Yesterday, April 27, 2016, 50 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $147.00 to $15,185,780.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Discover Financial Services (DFS) - FREE Research Report

Graf R. Mark, who is EVP & Chief Financial Officer at Discover Financial Services, sold 19,812 shares at $56.65 on April 27, 2016. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Financial Officer owned 141,084 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.31% with the 19,812-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.84, up $0.19, or 0.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Discover Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 95,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 237,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 396,204

The average volume for Discover Financial Services has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $23.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 6.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Discover Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and attractive valuation levels. 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 Discover Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SLM (SLM) - FREE Research Report

Strong Robert S., who is Director at SLM, bought 5,000 shares at $6.50 on April 27, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 30,887 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 19.31% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.87, up $0.37, or 5.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SLM go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,800
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,800
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 28,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for SLM has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SLM has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 4.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

SLM Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a saving, planning, and paying for education company in the United States. It offers private education loans to students and their families. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate SLM a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SLM as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full SLM Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Morningstar (MORN) - FREE Research Report

Sturm Paul W, who is Director at Morningstar, sold 2,458 shares at $83.91 on April 27, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 52,610 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.46% with the 2,458-share transaction.

Landis Gail S, who is Director at Morningstar, sold 782 shares at $83.88 on April 27, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,065 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.37% with the 782-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.87, down $0.01, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Morningstar go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 390
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 390
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 390

The average volume for Morningstar has been 105,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Morningstar has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 4.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Morningstar, Inc. provides independent investment research services in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.05%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Morningstar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Morningstar 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, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels 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 Morningstar Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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