Insider Trading Alert - Cheniere Energy And 2 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Oct. 3, 2013, 116 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $30.21 to $14,999,997.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cheniere Energy (LNG) - FREE Research Report

Thames Howard Davis who is Sr. VP & CFO at Cheniere Energy sold 10,000 shares at $33.73 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP & CFO owned 1.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.68% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.77, up $1.04, or 3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cheniere Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 61,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 194,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 872,500

The average volume for Cheniere Energy has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cheniere Energy has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 67.09% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company, engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) related business. It operates through two segments, LNG Terminal Business, and LNG and Natural Gas Marketing Business. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cheniere Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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

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Approach Resources (AREX) - FREE Research Report

Manoushagian Ralph P. who is EVP - Land at Approach Resources sold 1,444 shares at $28.00 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP - Land owned 259,538 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.55% with the 1,444 share transaction.

Smart Steven P. who is Evp & Cfo at Approach Resources sold 1,700 shares at $28.00 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 336,324 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.5% with the 1,700 share transaction.

Craft J. Ross who is President & CEO at Approach Resources sold 5,000 shares at $28.00 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 929,807 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.53% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.54, up $1.54, or 5.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Approach Resources go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,144
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 38,144

The average volume for Approach Resources has been 521,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Approach Resources has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 3.76% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Approach Resources Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company's properties are primarily located in the Permian Basin in West Texas, as well as in the East Texas Basin. The company has a P/E ratio of 324.4. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Approach Resources a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Approach Resources 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Approach Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) - FREE Research Report

Robinson Ronald who is Pres, Global Sourcing at Ascena Retail Group sold 13,859 shares at $20.28 on Oct. 3, 2013. Following this transaction, the Pres, Global Sourcing owned 18,586 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 42.72% with the 13,859 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.79, up $0.51, or 2.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ascena Retail Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,000

The average volume for Ascena Retail Group has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ascena Retail Group has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 6.23% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls. Its principal retail brands comprise Justice, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn, and Catherines brands. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ascena Retail Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ascena Retail Group as a buy. 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, 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 Ascena Retail Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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