Insider Trading Alert - Kirby And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Sept. 9, 2013, 121 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $226.97 to $156,248,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kirby (KEX) - FREE Research Report

Pyne J H who is Chairman and CEO at Kirby sold 39,993 shares at $81.76 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 222,043 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.26% with the 39,993 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.80, up $2.04, or 2.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kirby go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 160,007
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 175,203
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 199,866

The average volume for Kirby has been 274,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kirby has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 35.24% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Kirby Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation and diesel engine services primarily in the United States. Its Marine Transportation segment provides transportation services for the inland and coastal markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Kirby a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kirby as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Kirby Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Belden (BDC) - FREE Research Report

Monter John M who is Director at Belden sold 3,900 shares at $61.02 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 50,291 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.2% with the 3,900 share transaction.

Yoost Dean A who is Director at Belden bought 1,211 shares at $59.39 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,970 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.8% with the 1,211 share transaction.

Biegacki Steven who is SVP, Global Sales & Mktg. at Belden sold 17,004 shares at $59.56 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global Sales & Mktg. owned 12,019 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 58.59% with the 17,004 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.44, up $2.88, or 4.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Belden go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,130
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,130
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,865

The average volume for Belden has been 221,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Belden has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 36.67% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products for industrial, enterprise, and broadcast markets. It operates in three segments: the Americas; the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and the Asia Pacific. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 74.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Belden a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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Hess (HES) - FREE Research Report

Hill Gregory P. who is Executive Vice President at Hess sold 2,000 shares at $76.79 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 75,201 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.59% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.48, up $0.69, or 0.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hess go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,094
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 14,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,361

The average volume for Hess has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $26.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 45.96% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Q2-10 (July 28): Increased 2010 production volume from 400-410kbd to 405-415kbd. Q2 EBITDAX $1,510m production 415kbpd, refining throughput 231kbpd. Call with IR, Sep 2010: They want to grow production and reserves 3% pr year. Maintain R/P ratio of around 10-12. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hess as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Hess Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cyberonics (CYBX) - FREE Research Report

Moore Daniel Jeffrey who is President & CEO at Cyberonics sold 3,000 shares at $51.89 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 20,586 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.72% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.65, down $0.24, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cyberonics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,913
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,090
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,439

The average volume for Cyberonics has been 245,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cyberonics has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 1.96% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cyberonics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and sale of implantable medical devices to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.7. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Cyberonics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cyberonics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Cyberonics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Financial Group (AFG) - FREE Research Report

Verity William W who is Director at American Financial Group sold 2,173 shares at $52.14 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,335 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.85% with the 2,173 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.00, up $0.86, or 1.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Financial Group go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,724
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,216

The average volume for American Financial Group has been 315,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Financial Group has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 31.48% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

American Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance products in the United States. The company operates in Property and Casualty Insurance, and Annuity segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate American Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full American Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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