Insider Trading Alert - MPWR, KS, APA, RLGY And BAS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 13, 2013, 169 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $704.00 to $43,077,002,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) - FREE Research Report

Chang Kuo Wei Herbert who is Director at Monolithic Power Systems sold 20,000 shares at $32.63 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 21,762 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.89% with the 20,000 share transaction.

Moyer James C who is Director at Monolithic Power Systems sold 17,000 shares at $32.31 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 249,283 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.38% with the 17,000 share transaction.

Tseng Saria who is VP & General Counsel at Monolithic Power Systems sold 3,359 shares at $32.07 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP & General Counsel owned 48,552 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.47% with the 3,359 share transaction.

Rao Meera who is Cfo at Monolithic Power Systems sold 6,529 shares at $32.15 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 51,063 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.34% with the 6,529 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.24, up $1.09, or 3.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monolithic Power Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 260,490
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 300,490
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 412,650

The average volume for Monolithic Power Systems has been 355,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 45.47% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the communications, computing, consumer, and industrial markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 81.0. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Monolithic Power Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monolithic Power Systems 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Monolithic Power Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation (KS) - FREE Research Report

Nebel Randy J. who is VP and General Manager at KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation bought 1,000 shares at $50.98 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP and General Manager owned 4,111 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.14% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.73, up $0.75, or 1.46% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,000

The average volume for KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation has been 337,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 130.19% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation engages in the production, sale, and export of unbleached kraft paper products and corrugated products in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full KapStone Paper And Packaging Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apache Corporation (APA) - FREE Research Report

Lowe John E who is Director at Apache Corporation bought 1,500 shares at $89.90 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,434 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 77.56% with the 1,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $90.85, up $0.95, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apache Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,867
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,867

The average volume for Apache Corporation has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $35.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 14.38% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apache Corporation 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, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Apache Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Realogy Holdings (RLGY) - FREE Research Report

Weaving David J who is EVP and Chief Admin. Officer at Realogy Holdings sold 10,433 shares at $42.81 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP and Chief Admin. Officer owned 44,207 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.09% with the 10,433 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.98, up $0.17, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Realogy Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,913
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,913
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,434

The average volume for Realogy Holdings has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Realogy Holdings has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 0.57% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Realogy Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides real estate and relocation services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 2.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Realogy Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Realogy Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Realogy Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Rogers Doug who is VP - Marketing at Basic Energy Services sold 2,000 shares at $17.00 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP - Marketing owned 62,350 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.11% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.90, down $1.10, or 6.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 33,076
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,576
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 38,576

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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