Insider Trading Alert - Laredo Petroleum Holdings And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Oct. 15, 2013, 94 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $5.48 to $122,908,412.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Laredo Petroleum Holdings (LPI) - FREE Research Report

Schuyler Jerry R who is Senior Advisor at Laredo Petroleum Holdings sold 7,000 shares at $30.47 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Advisor owned 382,223 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.8% with the 7,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.26, up $0.79, or 2.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Laredo Petroleum Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 57,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 81,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 116,000

The average volume for Laredo Petroleum Holdings has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Laredo Petroleum Holdings has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 61.62% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc., an independent energy company, focuses on the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 94.7. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Laredo Petroleum Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Laredo Petroleum Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Laredo Petroleum Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Copart (CPRT) - FREE Research Report

Burgener Matthew M. who is SVP Marketing at Copart sold 347 shares at $32.47 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP Marketing owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 347 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.52, up $0.05, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Copart go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,750
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 14,350
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,000

The average volume for Copart has been 526,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Copart has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 15.56% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Copart, Inc. provides online auctions and vehicle remarketing services. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Copart a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Copart 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, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Copart Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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RPM International (RPM) - FREE Research Report

Ratajczak Matthew T who is VP-Global Tax and Treasurer at RPM International sold 1,630 shares at $36.79 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP-Global Tax and Treasurer owned 43,547 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.61% with the 1,630 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.72, down $0.07, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RPM International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,962
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,962
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,962

The average volume for RPM International has been 440,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. RPM International has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 21.83% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

RPM International Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells specialty chemical products for industrial and consumer markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Industrial and Consumer. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.3. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate RPM International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RPM International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance 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 RPM International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) - FREE Research Report

Schmidt James M who is Chief Operating Officer at Buffalo Wild Wings sold 1,000 shares at $118.94 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 35,169 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.76% with the 1,000 share transaction.

Smith Sally J who is CEO & President at Buffalo Wild Wings sold 1,000 shares at $118.94 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO & President owned 67,609 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.46% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $113.93, down $5.01, or 4.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Buffalo Wild Wings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,550
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 48,321

The average volume for Buffalo Wild Wings has been 319,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Buffalo Wild Wings has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 48.79% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants primarily in the United States. It offers chicken and various food and beverage items, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.8. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Buffalo Wild Wings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Buffalo Wild Wings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Buffalo Wild Wings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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ITT Educational Services (ESI) - FREE Research Report

Blum Capital Partners Lp who is 10% Owner at ITT Educational Services sold 237,254 shares at $31.59 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.19% with the 237,254 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.56, down $2.03, or 6.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ITT Educational Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 334,713
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 428,906
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 428,906

The average volume for ITT Educational Services has been 420,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. ITT Educational Services has a market cap of $708.3 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 75.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

ITT Educational Services, Inc. provides postsecondary degree programs in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate ITT Educational Services a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ITT Educational Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full ITT Educational Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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