Insider Trading Alert - Chesapeake Energy And 3 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:

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) - FREE Research Report

Burger Martha A who is SVP- HUMAN & CORP RESOURCES at CHESAPEAKE ENGY sold 16,111 shares at $20.77 per share for a total value of $334,625.47 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP- HUMAN & CORP RESOURCES owned 331,274 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.64% with the 16,111 share sell-off.

Dell'Osso Domenic J Jr who is Exec. Vice President & CFO at CHESAPEAKE ENGY sold 14,893 shares at $20.57 per share for a total value of $308,847.13 on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec. Vice President & CFO owned 810,271 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.81% with the 14,893 share sell-off.

Dixon Steven C who is EVP - Operations and COO at CHESAPEAKE ENGY bought 200,570 shares at $2.97 per share for a total value of $762,923.64 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP - Operations and COO owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 19.29% with the 200,570 share acquisition.

Dunham Archie W who is Director at CHESAPEAKE ENGY bought 144,441 shares on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.6 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6% with the 144,441 share acquisition.

Fisher Jeffrey A who is EVP-Production at CHESAPEAKE ENGY sold 17,437 shares at $20.57 per share for a total value of $361,686.40 on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP-Production owned 783,804 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.18% with the 17,437 share sell-off.

Grigsby Jennifer M who is SVP, TREASURER AND SECRETARY at CHESAPEAKE ENGY sold 16,162 shares at $20.57 per share for a total value of $335,204.26 on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, TREASURER AND SECRETARY owned 693,712 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.28% with the 16,162 share sell-off.

Jacobson Douglas J who is EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT at CHESAPEAKE ENGY sold 29,071 shares at $20.77 per share for a total value of $603,804.67 on July 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT owned 942,245 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.99% with the 29,071 share sell-off.

Johnson Michael A who is SVP, Accounting Controller at CHESAPEAKE ENGY sold 15,949 shares at $20.57 per share for a total value of $330,863.32 on June 30, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Accounting Controller owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.56% with the 15,949 share sell-off.

The shares most recently traded at $21.04, up $0.03, or 0.14% since the insider transactions. Historical insider transactions for Chesapeake Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 157,632
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 634,632
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 75,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 634,632
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 87,500

The average volume for Chesapeake Energy has been 11.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chesapeake Energy has a market cap of $13.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.87% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil properties in the United States. The company also offers marketing, midstream, drilling, and other oilfield services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.67%. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Chesapeake Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

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