Insider Trading Alert - BAS, AIZ, AAN, PAYX And HK Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 12, 2013, 237 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $356,344,136.36.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Krenek Alan who is SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer at Basic Energy Services sold 10,000 shares at $16.64 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer owned 188,841 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.03% with the 10,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.69, up $0.05, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,076
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,576
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,576

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 738,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $705.2 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 46.45% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides various well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Basic Energy Services as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Basic Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Assurant (AIZ) - FREE Research Report

Montupet Jean Paul L who is Director at Assurant bought 1,700 shares at $59.83 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,921 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 40.27% with the 1,700 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.08, up $0.25, or 0.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Assurant go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,750

The average volume for Assurant has been 547,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Assurant has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 73.66% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized insurance products and related services in North America and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Assurant a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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Aaron's (AAN) - FREE Research Report

Cates James L who is Senior Group VP at Aaron's sold 33,238 shares at $28.96 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Group VP owned 5,759 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 85.23% with the 33,238 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.94, up $0.98, or 3.26% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Aaron's has been 782,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 4.17% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Aaron's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, computers, residential furniture, household appliances, and accessories in the United States and Canada. The company operates in four segments: Sales and Lease Ownership, Franchise, HomeSmart, and Manufacturing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Aaron's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aaron's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Aaron's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Paychex (PAYX) - FREE Research Report

Gioja Michael E who is Sr. Vice President at Paychex sold 925 shares at $42.21 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President owned 33,514 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.69% with the 925 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.38, up $0.17, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Paychex go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,475
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,475
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,177

The average volume for Paychex has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Paychex has a market cap of $15.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 35.13% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Paychex a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Paychex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Paychex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Halcon Resources (HK) - FREE Research Report

Cusack Charles E III who is EVP, Chief Operating Officer at Halcon Resources bought 20,000 shares at $4.55 on Nov. 12, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Operating Officer owned 452,240 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.63% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.70, up $0.15, or 3.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Halcon Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5.9 million

The average volume for Halcon Resources has been 6.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Halcon Resources has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 30.64% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Halcon Resources Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, production, exploration, and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Halcon Resources a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Halcon Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Halcon Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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