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Insider Sells at 52-Week Lows

April 19, 2013 | About:
Monica Wolfe

Monica Wolfe

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This week we saw some large insider sells as their companies are nearing or are at their 52-week low prices. Note: These are not the only insider sells at 52-week lows. To view the complete list, click here.

1.
FactSet Research Systems (FDS)

In the past week, three insiders have made sells in FactSet Research Systems. These sells come as the price of the company is five percent above the 52-week low.

- Director Scott Billeadeau sold 2,950 shares at $91.28. Billeadeau brought in $269,276 with this transaction.

- Executive Vice President and COO Peter Walsh sold 30,000 of his shares at $91.92 each. Walsh brought in $2,738,700 with this sell.

- Senior Vice President Kieran Kennedy sold 4,062 shares at an average price of $91.26. Kennedy made $370,698 with this sell.



Fact Set Research Systems is a mid-cap growth stock that offers somewhat of a moderate yield, but it also offers very fast earnings and dividend growth.

FactSet is a provider of integrated global financial and economic information, including fundamental financial data on companies worldwide.

The GuruFocus analysis of the company awards it a 4-star predictability rating as well as seven good signs. FactSet currently has no debt, its operating margin is expanding and its P/E, P/S, and P/B Ratios are all close to three-year lows.

FactSet’s income statement shows that the company’s revenue, operating income and net income have been steadily increasing since 2003.

There are eight gurus that currently hold a stake in FactSet. To see the complete list of these gurus and the shares they hold, click here.

2. Vocera Communications (VCRA)

Six insiders have made sells as the company nears a 52-week low.

These insiders were made up entirely of corporate management. They sold a total of 10,550 shares at an average price of $22.96. These insiders brought in $241,256 on these sells.



These buys came as the price has dropped beneath its previous 52-week low. According to the GuruFocus analysis of Vocera, the company has no debt and the P/B ratio is close to a one-year low of 4.3.

Vocera Communications provides communications solutions for hospitals. The company not only provides handheld communications devices but also applications (apps) for use on the iPhone and Android smart phones. The company’s product is currently used in over 800 hospitals in America.

RS Investment Management currently holds 281,826 shares of Vocera.

With its shares up 2%, Vocera Communications trades at $20.87.

3. Thermon Group Holdings (THR)

Two insiders reported significant sells as the price of Thermon Group drops beneath its previous 52-week low price of $19.96.

President and CEO Rodney Bingham and Executive Vice President of Global Sales both sold 30,000 shares. The shares traded at an average price of $20.88. The men brought in a combined $1,252,800 with these two transactions.



These sells come as the price was nearing the 52-week low price of $19.96.

The GuruFocus analysis of the company reports that Thermon Group’s inventory is building up. Also, the interest coverage for the company is 2.3 which is very low.

Thermon Group Holdings is a thermal solutions provider that offers products such as heating cables, tubing bundles and control systems. The company also offers services such as design optimization, engineering, installation and maintenance services.

Gurus Ron Baron and Columbia Wanger each hold over 1 million shares of Thermon Group Holdings.

With its shares up 0.27%, the company trades at $18.80.

To view the complete list of insider transactions at 52-week lows, click here.


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