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Insider Trading Alert - Scotts Miracle Gro And 2 Others Traded By Insiders

Yesterday, July 5, 2013, 389 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $200.00 to $15,089,002.16.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Scotts Miracle Gro (SMG) - FREE Research Report

Hagedorn James who is Chairman and CEO at SCOTTS MIRCL-GR bought 2.5 million shares at $10.94 per share for a total value of $2,000.00 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 2.5 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 44135.87% with the 2.5 million share acquisition.

Hilsheimer Lawrence A. who is EVP and CFO at SCOTTS MIRCL-GR bought 746 shares at $21.89 per share for a total value of $2,000.00 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP and CFO owned 793 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1586.09% with the 746 share acquisition.

Sanders Barry W who is President and COO at SCOTTS MIRCL-GR bought 20,066 shares at $21.89 per share for a total value of $250.00 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 20,582 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3886.34% with the 20,066 share acquisition.

Stump Denise who is EVP, Global Human Resources at SCOTTS MIRCL-GR bought 24,598 shares at $21.89 per share for a total value of $500.00 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Global Human Resources owned 26,032 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1715.02% with the 24,598 share acquisition.

The shares most recently traded at $49.24, up $0.41, or 0.84% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for Scotts Miracle Gro go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,867
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 291,379
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 306,506

The average volume for Scotts Miracle Gro has been 417,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Scotts Miracle Gro has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 10.85% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company engages in manufacturing, marketing, and selling consumer lawn and garden care products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.67%. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Scotts Miracle Gro a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Scotts Miracle Gro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Scotts Miracle Gro Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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