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  • Top Insider Buys Over The Last Week
    Here are a few top open market purchases made by insiders over the last week. For each company, we'll list the individuals involved, and the size of the transaction.

    To give some perspective on investor sentiment, we'll also include short float and performance data.

    Insider data sourced from the SEC, short float data sourced from Finviz.



    The list has been sorted alphabetically.

    1. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO): Market cap of $2,916B. Michael G. Jesselson (Director) bought $289,043 worth of stock on September 22. Short float at 7.06%, which implies a short ratio of 2.6 days. The stock has lost 9.09% over the last year.

    2. Agilysys Inc. (AGYS): Market cap of $147M. Mak Capital One LLC (10% Owner) bought $1,732,895 worth of stock between September 20-27. Short float at 3.20%, which implies a short ratio of 4.42 days. The stock has lost 13.18% over the last year.

    3. BGC Partners, Inc. (BGCP): Market cap of $541M. Howard W. Lutnik (Chairman and CEO) bought $279,028 worth of stock on September 20. Short float at 9.44%, which implies a short ratio of 12.85 days. The stock has gained 47.64% over the last year.

    4. Bryn Mawr Bank Corp. (BMTC): Market cap of $208M. George W. Connell (10% Owner) bought $168,765 worth of stock between September 20-22. Short float at 3.59%, which implies a short ratio of 13.22 days. The stock has gained 0.23% over the last year.

    5. Exar Corp. (EXAR): Market cap of $267M. Soros Fund Management LLC (10% Owner) bought $10,540,362 worth of stock between September 21-23. Short float at 3.79%, which implies a short ratio of 6.92 days. The stock has lost 21.43% over the last year.

    6. Winthrop Realty Trust (FUR): Market cap of $269M. Michael L. Ashner (Chairman and CEO) bought $2,430,400 worth of stock on September 27. Short float at 5.17%, which implies a short ratio of 6.06 days. The stock has gained 35.36% over the last year.

    7. General Dynamics Corp. (GD): Market cap of $23,986B. William P. Fricks (Director) bought $127,160 worth of stock on September 24. Short float at 1.19%, which implies a short ratio of 2.03 days. The stock has gained 0.16% over the last year.

    8. Hypercom Corp. (HYC): Market cap of $234M. Alex Meruelo (10% Owner) bought $702,067 worth of stock between September 21-23. Short float at 5.29%, which implies a short ratio of 7.82 days. The stock has gained 3.89% over the last year.

    9. Tutor Perini Corporation (TPC): Market cap of $948M. Peter Arkley (Director) bought $351,000 worth of stock on September 20. Short float at 8.18%, which implies a short ratio of 6.45 days. The stock has lost 3.41% over the last year.

    10. United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI): Market cap of $209M. Robert L. Head Jr. (Director) bought $418,990 worth of stock on May 28 and W. C. Nelson Jr. (Director) bought $224,185 worth of stock on August 31. Short float at 8.32%, which implies a short ratio of 9.02 days. The stock has lost 55.95% over the last year.

    11. WESCO International Inc. (WCC):
    Market cap of $1,865B. Kimberly G. Windrow (Vice President, Human Resources) bought $150,691 worth of stock on September 27. Short float at 10.95%, which implies a short ratio of 9.36 days. The stock has gained 37.92% over the last year.


    Disclosure: No positions
    Tags: AEO, AGYS, BGCP, BMTC, EXAR, FUR, GD, HYC, TPC, UCBI, WCC
    Sep 30 12:14 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Top 20 Analyst Rating Changes Over The Last 3 Months
    The following is a list of S&P 500 stocks that have seen significant changes to their analyst ratings over the last 3 months.

    Analyst ratings are presented on a linear scale, where ratings close to 1 indicate "Strong Buy" while ratings close to 5 indicate "Strong Sell".

    10 Stocks Seeing Significant Improvement in Analyst Sentiment

    All of the stocks in this list have seen their ratings move closer to 1 over the last 3 months, i.e. more bullish analyst opinion. The list has been sorted by change in analyst opinion.

    1. Textron Inc. (TXT): Conglomerates Industry. Market cap of $5,687B. Current analyst rating at 2.0 vs. a rating of 2.62 three months ago (-23.66% change). The stock has gained 13.58% over the last year.

    2. ProLogis (PLD): REIT. Market cap of $5,516B. Current analyst rating at 2.14 vs. a rating of 2.75 three months ago (-22.18% change). The stock has gained 4.42% over the last year.

    3. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS): Diversified Investments Industry. Market cap of $75,941B. Current analyst rating at 1.57 vs. a rating of 1.95 three months ago (-19.49% change). The stock has lost -18.79% over the last year.

    4. MetLife, Inc. (MET): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $32,120B. Current analyst rating at 1.35 vs. a rating of 1.67 three months ago (-19.16% change). The stock has gained 7.7% over the last year.

    5. Loews Corporation (L): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $15,735B. Current analyst rating at 1.67 vs. a rating of 2.0 three months ago (-16.5% change). The stock has gained 12.8% over the last year.

    6. Rowan Companies Inc. (RDC): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $3,415B. Current analyst rating at 2.33 vs. a rating of 2.78 three months ago (-16.19% change). The stock has gained 33.89% over the last year.

    7. Fortune Brands Inc. (FO): Home Furnishings & Fixtures Industry. Market cap of $7,677B. Current analyst rating at 2.08 vs. a rating of 2.45 three months ago (-15.1% change). The stock has gained 19.29% over the last year.

    8. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL): Housewares & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $4,973B. Current analyst rating at 2.0 vs. a rating of 2.33 three months ago (-14.16% change). The stock has gained 17.64% over the last year.

    9. M&T Bank Corp. (MTB): Regional Bank. Market cap of $10,795B. Current analyst rating at 2.63 vs. a rating of 3 three months ago (-12.33% change). The stock has gained 48.8% over the last year.

    10. Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS): Business Software & Services Industry. Market cap of $13,189B. Current analyst rating at 2.43 vs. a rating of 2.77 three months ago (-12.27% change). The stock has gained 87.38% over the last year.



    10 Stocks Seeing Significant Deterioration in Analyst Sentiment

    All of the stocks in this list have seen their ratings move close to 5 over the last 3 months, i.e. more bearish analyst opinion. The list has been sorted by change in analyst opinion.

    1. Pactiv Corp. (PTV): Packaging & Containers Industry. Market cap of $4,379B. Current analyst rating at 2.58 vs. a rating of 1.62 three months ago (59.26% change). The stock has gained 29.14% over the last year.

    2. Compuware Corporation (CPWR): Application Software Industry. Market cap of $1,960B. Current analyst rating at 1.4 vs. a rating of 1 three months ago (40.0% change). The stock has gained 19.62% over the last year.

    3. Snap-on Inc. (SNA): Small Tools & Accessories Industry. Market cap of $2,724B. Current analyst rating at 1.75 vs. a rating of 1.33 three months ago (31.58% change). The stock has gained 35.75% over the last year.

    4. The New York Times Company (NYT): Newspapers Industry. Market cap of $1,136B. Current analyst rating at 3.0 vs. a rating of 2.33 three months ago (28.76% change). The stock has gained 0.52% over the last year.

    5. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD): Business Services Industry. Market cap of $3,643B. Current analyst rating at 1.60 vs. a rating of 1.25 three months ago (28.% change). The stock has lost -10.94% over the last year.

    6. Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL): Waste Management Industry. Market cap of $5,959B. Current analyst rating at 2.08 vs. a rating of 1.64 three months ago (26.83% change). The stock has gained 47.14% over the last year.

    7. Genzyme Corp. (GENZ): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $18,247B. Current analyst rating at 2.35 vs. a rating of 1.89 three months ago (24.34% change). The stock has gained 26.43% over the last year.

    8. Airgas Inc. (ARG): Industrial Equipment Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $5,685B. Current analyst rating at 3.09 vs. a rating of 2.50 three months ago (23.6% change). The stock has gained 43.57% over the last year.

    9. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP): Publishing Industry. Market cap of $10,256B. Current analyst rating at 2.33 vs. a rating of 1.89 three months ago (23.28% change). The stock has gained 41.49% over the last year.

    10. American Electric Power Co., Inc. (AEP): Electric Utilities Industry. Market cap of $17,500B. Current analyst rating at 2.1 vs. a rating of 1.71 three months ago (22.81% change). The stock has gained 23.31% over the last year.





    Disclosure: No positions
    Tags: TXT, PLD, GS, MET, L, RDC, BEAM, NWL, MTB, CTXS, AEP, MHFI, ARG, SNY, SRCL, RRD, NYT, SNA, CPWR, PTV
    Sep 27 11:26 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Top Losers: Morning of September 13, 2010

    The following is a list of the top losing stocks on morning of September 13, 2010 (10:50am ET). For each stock, we'll list the change from Friday's close.

    For an interactive version of this report on Kapitall, click here.

    Top Losers:

    Duoyuan Global Water Inc. (DGW): -44.06%
    PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDLI): -7.16%
    Internet Brands, Inc. (INET): -6.66%
    Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X Shares (TZA): -5.99%
    New Gold, Inc. (NGD): -5.58%
    CROCS Inc. (CROX): -4.49%
    Sonus Networks, Inc. (SONS): -4.46%
    Seattle Genetics Inc. (SGEN): -4.32%
    Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT): -4.04%
    Mastercard Incorporated (MA): -3.38%
    Visa, Inc. (V): -3.19%
    Zhongpin, Inc. (HOGS): -3.19%
    Goodrich Petroleum Corp. (GDP): -3.13%
    Patriot Coal Corporation (PCX): -3.13%
    The Washington Post Company (WPO): -2.52%
    Education Management Corporation (EDMC): -2.51%
    RealPage, Inc. (RP): -2.43%
    World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE): -2.4%
    Towers Watson & Co. (TW): -2.4%
    Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC): -2.27%



    Disclosure: No positions
    Tags: DGWIY, PDLI, INET, TZA, NGD, CROX, SONS, SGEN, MA, V, HOGS, GDP, PCXCQ, GHC, EDMC, RP, WWE, TW, ARCC
    Sep 13 11:05 AM | Link | Comment!
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