Insider Trading Alert - Kodiak Oil & Gas And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 141 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $99.99 to $478,779,119.37.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) - FREE Research Report

Catlin James E who is Exec. VP, Business Development at Kodiak Oil & Gas sold 500,000 shares at $10.91 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec. VP, Business Development owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.55% with the 500,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.03, up $0.12, or 1.09% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Kodiak Oil & Gas has been 6.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kodiak Oil & Gas has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 24.18% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Kodiak Oil & Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kodiak Oil & Gas 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 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 Kodiak Oil & Gas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Crown Castle International (CCI) - FREE Research Report

Young James D who is SVP & Chief Operating Officer at Crown Castle International sold 12,860 shares at $71.44 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Operating Officer owned 271,256 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.53% with the 12,860 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.52, down $0.92, or 1.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Crown Castle International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,760
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,860
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 222,961

The average volume for Crown Castle International has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Crown Castle International has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 1.84% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Crown Castle International Corp., together with is subsidiaries, owns, operates, and leases shared wireless infrastructure primarily in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 236.1. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Crown Castle International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Crown Castle International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Crown Castle International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) - FREE Research Report

Lee Chae who is Senior VP at Maxim Integrated Products sold 25,000 shares at $28.98 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior VP owned 64,258 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.01% with the 25,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.28, up $0.30, or 1.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Maxim Integrated Products go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,646
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,646
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,549

The average volume for Maxim Integrated Products has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Maxim Integrated Products has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 0.31% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits worldwide. The company also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Maxim Integrated Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Maxim Integrated Products 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. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Maxim Integrated Products Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) - FREE Research Report

Buese Nancy who is EVP, Chief Financial Officer at MarkWest Energy Partners sold 5,000 shares at $69.52 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Financial Officer owned 107,065 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.46% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.03, down $0.49, or 0.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MarkWest Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,300

The average volume for MarkWest Energy Partners has been 801,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. MarkWest Energy Partners has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 34.48% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

MarkWest's operations are diversified both geographically and by activity. MarkWest's Southwest Business Unit consists of gathering and processing natural gas primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 144.7. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate MarkWest Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MarkWest Energy Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full MarkWest Energy Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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EPAM Systems (EPAM) - FREE Research Report

Robb Karl who is President of EU Operations,EVP at EPAM Systems sold 5,408 shares at $34.40 on Sept. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the President of EU Operations,EVP owned 97,400 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.26% with the 5,408 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.72, down $0.68, or 2.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for EPAM Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2.4 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4.3 million

The average volume for EPAM Systems has been 412,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. EPAM Systems has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 83.65% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

EPAM technology and process expertise is the foundation of all of our service offerings. EPAM clients have discovered the unbeatable combination of the highest-quality services with the unmistakable bottom-line benefits of software outsourcing to Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.0. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate EPAM Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates EPAM Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full EPAM Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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