Insider Trading Alert - HCC, HOT, DWA, HTS And SN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 14, 2013, 154 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $292.50 to $467,462,888.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

HCC Insurance Holdings (HCC) - FREE Research Report

Molbeck John Niels Jr who is Director at HCC Insurance Holdings sold 3,000 shares at $45.87 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 24,381 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.96% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.73, down $0.14, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HCC Insurance Holdings go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 48,200

The average volume for HCC Insurance Holdings has been 331,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. HCC Insurance Holdings has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 23.86% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. underwrites non-correlated specialty insurance products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Property and Casualty, Professional Liability, Accident and Health, U.S. Surety and Credit, and International. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate HCC Insurance Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HCC Insurance Holdings 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, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full HCC Insurance Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) - FREE Research Report

Prabhu Vasant M who is Vice Chairman & CFO at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide sold 20,000 shares at $74.56 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman & CFO owned 136,033 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.82% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.70, up $0.14, or 0.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 56,077
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 77,051
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 78,355

The average volume for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 30.26% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. operates as a hotel and leisure company worldwide. The company operates luxury and upscale full-service hotels, resorts, residences, retreats, select-service hotels, and extended stay hotels under the St. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.81%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share 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 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Dreamworks Animation SKG (DWA) - FREE Research Report

Satterthwaite Dan who is Head of Human Resources at Dreamworks Animation SKG sold 5,200 shares at $31.45 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the Head of Human Resources owned 31,754 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.07% with the 5,200 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.92, up $1.47, or 4.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dreamworks Animation SKG go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,618

The average volume for Dreamworks Animation SKG has been 982,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Dreamworks Animation SKG has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 93.54% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. engages in the development, production, and exploitation of animated films and associated characters worldwide. The company operates through two reportable segments, Film and TV Specials/Series, and Classic Media. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Dreamworks Animation SKG a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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Hatteras Financial Corporation (HTS) - FREE Research Report

Hough Benjamin M who is President and COO at Hatteras Financial Corporation bought 12,000 shares at $16.88 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 285,710 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.38% with the 12,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.25, up $0.37, or 2.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hatteras Financial Corporation go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 25,700

The average volume for Hatteras Financial Corporation has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hatteras Financial Corporation has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 31.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Hatteras Financial Corp. operates as an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 12.93%. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Hatteras Financial Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hatteras Financial Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Hatteras Financial Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sanchez Energy (SN) - FREE Research Report

Garcia Gilbert A who is Director at Sanchez Energy bought 800 shares at $26.29 on Nov. 14, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,200 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.82% with the 800 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.41, up $0.12, or 0.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sanchez Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,273
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,273
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,283

The average volume for Sanchez Energy has been 916,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sanchez Energy has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 46.83% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Sanchez Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Sanchez Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sanchez Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full Sanchez Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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