Insider Trading Alert - Cimarex Energy Company 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:

Cimarex Energy Company (XEC) - FREE Research Report

Abbott Gary R who is Vice President at Cimarex Energy Company sold 4,900 shares at $88.00 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 87,883 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.28% with the 4,900 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $88.06, up $0.06, or 0.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cimarex Energy Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,943
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,766
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,766

The average volume for Cimarex Energy Company has been 836,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy Company has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 48.66% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned an interest in 4,953 net productive oil and gas wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Cimarex Energy Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cimarex Energy Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Cimarex Energy Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cisco Systems (CSCO) - FREE Research Report

Elfrink Wim who is EVP, Chief Globalisation Ofr at Cisco Systems sold 15,000 shares at $23.66 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Globalisation Ofr owned 317,268 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.51% with the 15,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.20, up $0.54, or 2.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cisco Systems go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 54,274
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 166,428

The average volume for Cisco Systems has been 34.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cisco Systems has a market cap of $125.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 19.85% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells Internet protocol (IP) based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industries worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Cisco Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cisco Systems 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, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cisco Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sirona Dental Systems (SIRO) - FREE Research Report

Jetter Thomas who is Director at Sirona Dental Systems sold 4,333 shares at $67.02 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,973 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.56% with the 4,333 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.25, up $0.23, or 0.34% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Sirona Dental Systems has been 539,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sirona Dental Systems has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 3.79% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets dental equipment for dentists worldwide. It operates in four segments: Dental CAD/CAM Systems, Imaging Systems, Treatment Centers, and Instruments. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.9. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Sirona Dental Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sirona Dental Systems 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Sirona Dental Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AutoNation (AN) - FREE Research Report

Lampert Edward S who is 10% Owner at AutoNation sold 1.9 million shares at $49.04 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 15.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.82% with the 1.9 million share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.33, up $3.29, or 6.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AutoNation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.1 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.5 million

The average volume for AutoNation has been 969,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. AutoNation has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 24.11% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Bank Group (Agent, others): Equity Coverage: Products Currently Used: Product Ideas: Major Division: Key Products: Rating: The company has a P/E ratio of 18.0. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates AutoNation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AutoNation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full AutoNation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SunPower Corporation (SPWR) - FREE Research Report

Branderiz Eric who is SVP & Prin Acct Off at SunPower Corporation sold 4,162 shares at $22.40 on Sept. 9, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP & Prin Acct Off owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4,162 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.38, up $1.98, or 8.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SunPower Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,704
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 115,704
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 296,445

The average volume for SunPower Corporation has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SunPower Corporation has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 310.14% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

SunPower Corporation, an integrated solar products and solutions company, designs, manufactures, and delivers solar electric systems for residential, commercial, and utility-scale power plant customers worldwide. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate SunPower Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SunPower Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full SunPower Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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