Insider Trading Trends in These Consumer Cyclical Stocks in 2011

Wall St. Watchdog uncovers companies in the Utilities sector whose insiders have bought and sold shares over the previous six months.  The companies’ market capitalizations range from $500 million to $1 billion.

  • HNI Corporation (NYSE:HNI): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 38,060 shares and have sold -6,160 shares, for a net of 31,900 shares. The shares recently traded at $20.78 and its market capitalization is $929,503,800. About the company: HNI Corporation manufactures and markets office furniture as well as hearth products. The Company’s products are sold primarily through dealers, wholesalers, and retail superstores. HNI has operations in the United States and Canada.
  • Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 386,120 shares and have sold -1,651,500 shares, for a net of -1,265,380 shares. The shares recently traded at $16.20 and its market capitalization is $900,509,400. About the company: Select Comfort Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets a line of air bed mattresses with adjustable firmness, as well as foundations and accessories. The Company’s products are sold through retail stores located across the United States and through its national direct marketing operations.
  • iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 509,840 shares and have sold -1,070,600 shares, for a net of -560,760 shares. The shares recently traded at $33.59 and its market capitalization is $891,589,200. About the company: iRobot Corporation manufactures robots that vacuum and wash floors, and perform battlefield reconnaissance and bomb disposal. The Company markets its products to consumers through retailers, and to the United States military and other government agencies worldwide.
  • American Axle + Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 473,760 shares and have sold -484,270 shares, for a net of -10,510 shares. The shares recently traded at $11.61 and its market capitalization is $874,634,600. About the company: American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures driveline systems for light trucks and sport-utility vehicles. The Company produces axles, propeller shafts, chassis components, and forged products. American Axle also manufactures various driveline components for light trucks and sport utility vehicles manufactured in North America.
  • True Religion Apparel, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRLG): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 538,580 shares and have sold -806,850 shares, for a net of -268,270 shares. The shares recently traded at $33.71 and its market capitalization is $868,014,300. About the company: True Religion Apparel, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells through its wholly-owned subsidiary Guru Denim, Inc under the True Religion Brand Jeans trademarks. The Company sells its jeans in the United States and abroad to upscale retailers and boutiques. This includes Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman, Urban Outfitters and other fashion boutiques.
  • Knoll Inc (NYSE:KNL): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 921,590 shares and have sold -699,210 shares, for a net of 222,380 shares. The shares recently traded at $18.04 and its market capitalization is $863,026,200. About the company: Knoll, Inc. designs and manufactures branded office furniture products and textiles. The Company primarily sells its products in North America through a direct sales force and a network of independent dealers. Knoll offers a variety of office furniture, including modular workspaces with integrated panels, work surfaces, storage and lighting, seating, desks and casegoods, and tables.
  • Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 46,450 shares and have sold -42,250 shares, for a net of 4,200 shares. The shares recently traded at $16.31 and its market capitalization is $812,116,700. About the company: Skechers U.S.A., Inc. designs and markets branded contemporary casual, active, rugged, and lifestyle footwear for men, women, and children. The Company sells its products to department stores and specialty retailers. Skechers also sells its products internationally through distributors and directly to consumers through its own retail stores.
  • Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDN): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 103,100 shares and have sold -47,510 shares, for a net of 55,590 shares. The shares recently traded at $32.06 and its market capitalization is $797,708,100. About the company: Ceradyne, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets advanced technical ceramic products and components for industrial, defense, consumer, and microwave communications applications. The Company’s products include lightweight ceramic armor and microwave tube products. Advanced technical ceramics can withstand extremely high temperatures and are highly resistant to corrosion and wear.
  • Modine Manufacturing Co. (NYSE:MOD): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 80,430 shares and have sold -18,080 shares, for a net of 62,350 shares. The shares recently traded at $14.11 and its market capitalization is $656,872,000. About the company: Modine Manufacturing Company manufactures heat-transfer and heat-storage technology products. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets heat exchangers and systems for use in various original equipment manufacturer applications and for sale to the automotive aftermarket and to a wide array of building markets.
  • Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 26,260 shares and have sold -36,270 shares, for a net of -10,010 shares. The shares recently traded at $38.69 and its market capitalization is $638,689,500. About the company: Oxford Industries, Inc. is an international manufacturer and wholesale marketer of branded and private label apparel for men, women, and children. The Company’s private label customers include national chains, specialty catalogs, mass merchandisers, department stores, specialty stores, and Internet retailers.
  • Dorman Products Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 95,230 shares and have sold -118,530 shares, for a net of -23,300 shares. The shares recently traded at $35.38 and its market capitalization is $634,647,800. About the company: Dorman Products, Inc. supplies automotive products and home hardware. The Company supplies its products to the automotive aftermarket and mass merchandise markets.
  • Maidenform Brands, Inc. (NYSE:MFB): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 195,070 shares and have sold -177,920 shares, for a net of 17,150 shares. The shares recently traded at $25.64 and its market capitalization is $600,076,500. About the company: Maidenform Brands, Inc. is a global intimate apparel company with a portfolio of brands and products. The Company designs, sources, and markets a range of intimate apparel products, including bras, panties, and shapewear. Maidenform sells its products through multiple distribution channels, including stores, mass merchants, off-price retailers, Company-operated outlets, and its Web site.
  • G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIII): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 546,360 shares and have sold -63,940 shares, for a net of 482,420 shares. The shares recently traded at $30.12 and its market capitalization is $597,028,500. About the company: G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. manufactures and distributes leather and non-leather outerwear apparel. The Company has fashion licenses with Kenneth Cole, Jones Apparel Group, Cole Haan, and Timberland. GIII own labels GIII, Siena Studio, Colebrook & Co, JLC, JL Colebrook, and ColeB. G-III also has licensing agreements with the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB.
  • Liz Claiborne, Inc. (NYSE:LIZ): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 0,380 shares and have sold -0,580 shares, for a net of -0,200 shares. The shares recently traded at $6.29 and its market capitalization is $595,023,100. About the company: Liz Claiborne, Inc. designs and markets branded women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, and fragrance products. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes most apparel and non-apparel categories. Liz Claiborne’s products are available at retail locations throughout the world, including its own retail and outlet stores, and on its e-commerce sites.
  • DTS Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 86,240 shares and have sold -56,750 shares, for a net of 29,490 shares. The shares recently traded at $33.62 and its market capitalization is $585,035,500. About the company: DTS, Inc. is a provider of digital multi-channel audio technology, products, and services for entertainment markets worldwide. The Company uses the technology in more than two speakers at once, targeted toward motion picture, home theater, and other consumer markets.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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