Insider Sales at Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Extends the Selling Trend of Last Quarter

Friday, October 13, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider Sales at Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) Extends the Selling Trend of Last Quarter

Three insiders — Earl H Nemser, Director and Officer, Thomas Aj Frank, Officer, and Paul Jonathan Brody, Director and Officer — disposed of 45,621 shares of Interactive Brokers Group having a market value of approximately $2,178,152, today, as reported in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. There have been 3 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the disposition of 870,938 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 916,559 shares and have averaged 152,760 shares per transaction over this time period.

Insiders at Interactive Brokers Group have a lower number of buy/sell trades than the 12-peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Financial & Commodity Market Operators peer group saw 96 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 8.0 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade for Interactive Brokers Group is higher. Within the peer group there were 8,350,945 shares purchased and 1,228,901 shares sold with company insiders having bought 323,729 shares on average.

The data sourced in creating and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Earl H Nemser, Director and Officer, sold 1,608 shares
* Thomas Aj Frank, Officer, sold 32,772 shares
* Paul Jonathan Brody, Director and Officer, sold 11,241 shares

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insider Selling in Hershey (HSY) Shares Continues

Friday, October 13, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider Selling in Hershey (HSY) Shares Continues

One Hershey insider Javier H Idrovo, Officer, today, disposed of 15,132 shares having a market value of approximately $1,665,095, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. There have been 3 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the disposition of 9,001,200 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 9,016,332 shares and have averaged 2,254,083 shares per transaction over this time period.

Relative to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Hershey is above the 39-company peer group average. Food Processing peer group saw 32 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.8 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Hershey insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 9,944 shares purchased and 9,140,010 shares sold with company insiders selling 285,315 shares on average.

For the purpose of evaluating significant insider buying and selling all trades reported to the SEC that involve awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers have been eliminated in data used to compose and write this story.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Significant Insider Sales Reported in Shares of Dollar Tree Stores (DLTR) Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

Friday, October 13, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Significant Insider Sales Reported in Shares of Dollar Tree Stores (DLTR) Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

There was significant selling of Dollar Tree Stores shares today, as revealed in filings with the SEC. Two insiders — Thomas A Saunders, Director, and William A Old Jr, Officer — sold 20,108 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $1,832,553. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the sale of 18,341 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 38,449 shares and have averaged 9,612 shares per transaction over this time period.

The level of buy/sell trading at Dollar Tree Stores is is above the 4 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Discount Stores without groceries peer group saw 6 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.5 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Dollar Tree Stores insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 40,308 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 6,718 shares on average.

The data obtained in composing and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Thomas A Saunders, Director, sold 18,621 shares
* William A Old Jr, Officer, sold 1,487 shares

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insider buy at Accelerate Diagnostics (AXDX) is Significant Breaks Selling Trend of Last Quarter

Friday, October 13, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider buy at Accelerate Diagnostics (AXDX) is Significant Breaks Selling Trend of Last Quarter

One insider — Jack W Schuler, 10% Owner and Director — today, bought 51,600 shares of Accelerate Diagnostics having a market value of approximately $1,045,932, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. These trades have resulted in the acquisition of 161,600 company shares and the disposition of 223,215 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 10,015 shares and have averaged 145,472 shares per transaction over this time period.

Compared to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Accelerate Diagnostics is above the 88-company peer group average. Advanced Medical Equipment & Technology peer group saw 90 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 1.0 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Accelerate Diagnostics insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 496,810 shares purchased and 970,995 shares sold with company insiders having sold 5,269 shares on average.

Significant insider buying and selling activity has been determined by eliminating all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers in data obtained in composing and writing this story.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Poor Industry Group Rank Hurts Amazon.com (AMZN) Rating

Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) is ranked as a Hold using Louis Navellier's Portfolio Grader stock evaluator, which incorporates his investing methodology. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking AMZN has had from Portfolio Grader for 2 months.

With a $481.4 billion market value, the company ranks in the top decile in its industry group, Internet & Direct Marketing Retail, and in the top decile of sector group, Consumer Discretionary, in market value. From the perspective of investment attractiveness, The current Portfolio Grader ranking for AMZN puts it 19 among the 31 companies in this industry group, which is a below-average position; in the third quartile of the sector with a ranking of 307 among the 565 companies in the sector of its Consumer Discretionary sector, and number 2,985 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

The Consumer Discretionary sector is ranked number 11 among the 12 sectors in the Portfolio Grader universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Internet & Direct Marketing Retail industry group is ranked 42 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it below-average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

AMZN has attained above-average scores in 1 of the 8 fundamental areas analyzed by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average scores in 7 of the areas evaluated in the ranking of company stocks.

AMZN's operational scores provide mixed results with a ranking for sales growth that is well above the industry average, while the scores for earnings growth and operating margin are well below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are a source of great concern with a ranking for earnings revisions, earnings surprises and earnings momentum that are much worse than average. AMZN's metrics for return on equity and cash flow are worse than its industry group average. Amazon.com's fundamental scores give AMZN a place in the bottom quartile of the industry group.

The Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score is used by Portfolio Grader to gauge AMZN's shares from the aspect of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring system evaluates the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Based on this risk/reward calculation, AMZN currently scores as average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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Strong Quant Score Metrics Drive Ranking of Sherwin Williams (SHW) to Buy

Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) is classified as a component of the 95 company Chemicals GICS industry group, which is a segment of the 269 company GICS Materials sector. The market value of SHW is $35.8 billion which places it in the top 10% of its industry group. The ranking for SHW by Portfolio Grader places it 37 among the 95 companies in this industry group, putting it in the second quartile; in the top half of the sector with a ranking of 119 among the 269 companies in the sector, and number 1,624 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks SHW as a Buy. Using Louis Navellier's investing methodology this stock analysis tool evaluates stocks by employing proprietary fundamental and quantitative metrics. The shares have been upgraded from a Hold to a Buy in the last week.

The Materials sector is ranked number 4 among the 12 sectors in the Portfolio Grader universe putting it in the second quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Chemicals industry group is ranked 33 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

SHW has received above-average scores in 2 of the 8 fundamental metrics used by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 6 of the areas used in the ranking of company stocks.

SHW's operational scores provide mixed results with a ranking for operating margin and earnings growth that are below average, while the score for sales growth is above average. Scores for visibility of earnings are worse than the industry norms for earnings revisions, earnings surprises, and earnings momentum. SHW's ranking for return on equity is markedly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. These fundamental scores give Sherwin Williams a position in the third quartile of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader quantitatively measures SHW's shares using the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score. This metric looks at SHW's shares from the aspect of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring methodology takes into account the relative value of SHW's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Using this risk/reward calculation, the company currently scores above-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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Insider at Liberty Interactive (QVCA) Makes Significant Sale of Stock

Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider at Liberty Interactive (QVCA) Makes Significant Sale of Stock

An insider — Mark C Vadon, Director — disposed of 125,000 shares of Liberty Interactive having a market value of approximately $2,764,600 today, as revealed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. There have been 3 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the disposition of 3,024,854 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 3,149,854 shares and have averaged 787,464 shares per transaction over this time period.

During the last 90 days, the number of insider buy/sell trades at Liberty Interactive is lower than the 6-company peer group average. Internet & Mail Order Department Stores peer group saw 31 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 5.2 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade for Liberty Interactive is higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 468,486 shares sold with company insiders selling 15,112 shares on average.

The data sourced in composing and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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