Insider Trading Alert - CHRW, MAS, XEC, AVT And APO Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, 163 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $60.69 to $52,812,500,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

CH Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) - FREE Research Report

Lemke James who is Senior Vice President at CH Robinson Worldwide sold 37,000 shares at $59.61 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 206,256 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.21% with the 37,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.32, up $0.71, or 1.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CH Robinson Worldwide go as follows:

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

The average volume for CH Robinson Worldwide has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CH Robinson Worldwide has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 5.22% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third-party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.35%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate CH Robinson Worldwide a buy, 8 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CH Robinson Worldwide 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, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CH Robinson Worldwide Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Masco Corporation (MAS) - FREE Research Report

Manoogian Richard A who is Director at Masco Corporation sold 300,000 shares at $20.97 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.69% with the 300,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.13, up $0.16, or 0.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Masco Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 200,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 500,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.0 million

The average volume for Masco Corporation has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 27.25% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.7. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Masco Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Masco Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cimarex Energy Company (XEC) - FREE Research Report

Bell Stephen P who is Ex VP at Cimarex Energy Company sold 4,359 shares at $102.00 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Ex VP owned 76,034 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.42% with the 4,359 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $101.10, down $0.90, or 0.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cimarex Energy Company go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,234
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,013

The average volume for Cimarex Energy Company has been 998,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy Company has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 80.65% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned an interest in 4,953 net productive oil and gas wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Cimarex Energy Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cimarex Energy Company 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 the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cimarex Energy Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Avnet (AVT) - FREE Research Report

Feldberg Harley who is Senior Vice President at Avnet sold 11,500 shares at $42.00 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 57,281 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.72% with the 11,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.24, up $0.24, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Avnet go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,740
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,789
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,789

The average volume for Avnet has been 793,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Avnet has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 35.05% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Avnet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes electronic components, enterprise computer and storage products, and embedded subsystems in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Avnet a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Avnet as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels 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 Avnet Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apollo Global Management (APO) - FREE Research Report

Richards Pauline who is Director at Apollo Global Management bought 900 shares at $29.94 on Nov. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,443 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.85% with the 900 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.11, up $0.17, or 0.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Global Management go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,810

The average volume for Apollo Global Management has been 944,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Global Management has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 74.08% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to pension and endowment funds, institutional investors, individual investors, pooled investment vehicles, and corporations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 13.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Apollo Global Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Global Management as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Global Management Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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