Insider Trading Alert - HII, VRTS, CLNE, PANW And CNP 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:

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) - FREE Research Report

Mulherin Matthew J who is Corp VP, President Newport New at Huntington Ingalls Industries sold 30,705 shares at $76.77 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Corp VP, President Newport New owned 53,113 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 36.63% with the 30,705 share transaction.

Kastner Christopher D who is Corp VP, Corporate Development at Huntington Ingalls Industries sold 3,989 shares at $76.41 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Corp VP, Corporate Development owned 23,336 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.6% with the 3,989 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.44, up $2.03, or 2.59% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Huntington Ingalls Industries has been 292,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 78.24% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. designs, builds, overhauls, and repairs ships primarily for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Huntington Ingalls Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Huntington Ingalls Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Huntington Ingalls Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Virtus Investment Partners (VRTS) - FREE Research Report

Bradley William Patrick Iii who is SVP, Fund Services at Virtus Investment Partners sold 33 shares at $209.11 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Fund Services owned 9,471 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.35% with the 33 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $208.52, down $0.59, or 0.28% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Virtus Investment Partners has been 78,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Virtus Investment Partners has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 72.09% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. is a publically owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to individual and institutional clients. It launches separate client focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.0. Currently there are no analysts that rate Virtus Investment Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Virtus Investment Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, 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 Virtus Investment Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Clean Energy Fuels Corporation (CLNE) - FREE Research Report

Corbus Barclay who is SVP, Strategic Development at Clean Energy Fuels Corporation bought 8,700 shares at $11.54 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Strategic Development owned 31,379 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 38.36% with the 8,700 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.28, up $0.74, or 6.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Clean Energy Fuels Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 127,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 127,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,000

The average volume for Clean Energy Fuels Corporation has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Clean Energy Fuels Corporation has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 5.86% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., together with its subsidiaries, sells natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets. It designs, builds, operates, and maintains fueling stations. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Clean Energy Fuels Corporation a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Clean Energy Fuels Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its poor profit margins and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Clean Energy Fuels Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Chandna Asheem who is Director at Palo Alto Networks sold 10,418 shares at $42.00 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 158,680 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.16% with the 10,418 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.45, down $0.55, or 1.33% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 996,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 22.87% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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CenterPoint Energy (CNP) - FREE Research Report

Longoria Janiece M who is Director at CenterPoint Energy sold 3,000 shares at $24.88 on Nov. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 41,295 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.77% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.98, up $0.10, or 0.4% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for CenterPoint Energy has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CenterPoint Energy has a market cap of $10.7 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 29.87% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.32%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate CenterPoint Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CenterPoint Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 CenterPoint Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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