Insider Trading Alert - WLT, GPN, COST, WLL And MWE Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,920.00 to $142,506,400.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Walter Energy (WLT) - FREE Research Report

Beatty David R who is Director at Walter Energy bought 10,000 shares at $16.87 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 39,057 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.42% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.06, up $2.19, or 11.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Walter Energy go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 14,000

The average volume for Walter Energy has been 7.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Walter Energy has a market cap of $994.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 51.95% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Walter Energy, Inc. produces and exports metallurgical coal for the steel industry. It also produces thermal and industrial coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke, coal bed methane gas, and other related products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.25%. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Walter Energy a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Walter Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Walter Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Global Payments (GPN) - FREE Research Report

Wilkins Gerald J who is Director at Global Payments bought 1,000 shares at $59.72 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,576 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.42% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.00, up $0.28, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Global Payments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,517
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,467
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,125
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,125

The average volume for Global Payments has been 812,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Global Payments has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 31.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Global Payments Inc. provides electronic payments transaction processing services worldwide. The company serves as the processing intermediary between the merchant, the credit and debit networks, and the financial institutions that issue cards. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Global Payments a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth 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 Global Payments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - FREE Research Report

McKay John D who is Executive Vice President at Costco Wholesale Corporation sold 4,000 shares at $118.93 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 73,596 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.15% with the 4,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $119.96, up $1.03, or 0.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 33,775
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,775
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 70,775

The average volume for Costco Wholesale Corporation has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a market cap of $51.6 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 19.52% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.05%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Costco Wholesale Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Costco Wholesale Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Costco Wholesale Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) - FREE Research Report

Stevens Michael J who is Vice President and CFO at Whiting Petroleum Corporation sold 23,936 shares at $65.50 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President and CFO owned 49,118 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.76% with the 23,936 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.27, up $1.77, or 2.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Whiting Petroleum Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 46,972
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 46,972
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,972

The average volume for Whiting Petroleum Corporation has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 52.48% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate Whiting Petroleum Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Whiting Petroleum Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Whiting Petroleum Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) - FREE Research Report

Nickerson Randy S who is EVP, Chief Commercial Officer at MarkWest Energy Partners sold 1,500 shares at $74.42 on Nov. 1, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Commercial Officer owned 228,119 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.65% with the 1,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.28, down $0.14, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MarkWest Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34,400

The average volume for MarkWest Energy Partners has been 804,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. MarkWest Energy Partners has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 45.62% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Markwest Energy Partners, L.P., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 154.8. Currently there are 9 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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