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Insider Trading Alert - HERO, HES, UNM, PPS And BKU Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 10, 2014, 89 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $310.00 to $48,325,837.35.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Hercules Offshore (HERO) - FREE Research Report

Bates Thomas R Jr who is Director at Hercules Offshore bought 25,000 shares at $4.52 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 220,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.82% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.68, up $0.16, or 3.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hercules Offshore go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,866
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,866
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,866

The average volume for Hercules Offshore has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hercules Offshore has a market cap of $723.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 32.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Hercules Offshore, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hercules Offshore a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hercules Offshore as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Hercules Offshore Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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