by Asif Suria
Insider buying dropped a little last week with insiders buying $32.38 million of stock compared to $33.73 million in the week prior. Selling increased with insiders selling $897.75 million of stock last week compared to $812.44 million in the week prior.
Sell/Buy Ratio: The insider Sell/Buy ratio is calculated by dividing the total insider sales in a given week by total insider purchases that week. The adjusted ratio for last week went up to 27.74. In other words, insiders sold almost 28 times as much stock as they purchased. The Sell/Buy ratio this week compares unfavorably with the prior week, when the ratio stood at 24.1.
by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance
I have always found Paul Samuelson's Ph.D. thesis on how quickly and well the stock market adjusts for new information quite convincing. So it would surprise me to find many economic journalists who outperform the market. Wall Street will pay a lot more for investment gurus than they can ever make in journalism.
by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner
Contrary to conventional wisdom, extremely low initial unemployment claims have an ominous track record. Since the initial unemployment claims data first set a record low in September 2013, I have pointed out that record low claims suggest a distorted, overheated, bubble top economy. On each occasion over the past 42 years when claims have reached a similar level at this time of year, the stock market has subsequently collapsed within a few months.
Written by Trefis
Below is a summary of the activity at Trefis during the past week that Trefis thought Econintersect readers would find interesting.
Trefis is a financial community structured around trends, forecasts and insights related to some of the most popular stocks in the US. It provides the unique feature of allowing the user to model future valuation based upon projected changes in components of each business. It also provides communication capabilities among members, including consensus of member analysis compared to Trefis staff analysis and blogging opportunities for members.
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Click "Read more..." to see our clickable table of contents with the most covered companies (more than 1 article) of the week identified. This week no company had more than one article.
August 23rd, 2014
by Michael Haltman
Cap Rates: What they are and where they are heading!
For commercial real estate the term capitalization rate, better known as the cap rate, is one of the key measures that can define the attractiveness of an income producing property!
The cap rate is simply calculated by taking the net operating income of a building, or the cash flow after expenses (NOI), and dividing that number by the cost of the building.