Insider Trading Alert - USG, TSO, RGR, ARCP And CIEN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 18, 2013, 188 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $499.99 to $6,605,383,701.40.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

USG (USG) - FREE Research Report

Scanlon Jennifer F. who is Senior Vice President at USG sold 7,400 shares at $27.45 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 50,797 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.72% with the 7,400 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.09, down $0.36, or 1.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for USG go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for USG has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. USG has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 4.03% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of building materials worldwide. The company operates in three reportable segments: North American Gypsum, Worldwide Ceilings, and Building Products Distribution. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate USG a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates USG as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full USG Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tesoro Corporation (TSO) - FREE Research Report

Jackson Tracy Dawn who is VP, Finance and Treasurer at Tesoro Corporation sold 729 shares at $53.41 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Finance and Treasurer owned 2,871 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.25% with the 729 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.68, up $2.27, or 4.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tesoro Corporation go as follows:

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

The average volume for Tesoro Corporation has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Tesoro Corporation has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.72% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Tesoro Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining and marketing petroleum products in the United States. It operates in two segments, Refining and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Tesoro Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tesoro Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance 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 Tesoro Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Sturm Ruger & Company (RGR) - FREE Research Report

Cosentino John A Jr who is Director at Sturm Ruger & Company sold 20,000 shares at $73.84 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,970 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 55.6% with the 20,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $74.01, up $0.17, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sturm Ruger & Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,737
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,737
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 85,269

The average volume for Sturm Ruger & Company has been 376,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sturm Ruger & Company has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 62.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of firearms in the United States. The company offers single-shot, auto loading, bolt-action, and sporting rifles; single-action and double-action revolvers; and rim fire auto loading and center fire auto loading pistols. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sturm Ruger & Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sturm Ruger & Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Sturm Ruger & Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas (ARCP) - FREE Research Report

Budko Peter M who is Evp & Cio at American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas bought 20,000 shares at $13.18 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cio owned 384,754 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.48% with the 20,000 share transaction.

Beeson Lisa who is Coo at American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas bought 7,500 shares at $13.19 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Coo owned 7,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 7,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.96, down $0.23, or 1.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 45,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 45,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 250,000

The average volume for American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has been 4.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 0.38% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.85%. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ciena Corporation (CIEN) - FREE Research Report

Smith Gary B who is President, Ceo at Ciena Corporation sold 2,900 shares at $22.05 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Ceo owned 267,655 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.07% with the 2,900 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.54, up $0.49, or 2.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ciena Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,289
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 88,129
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 217,655

The average volume for Ciena Corporation has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ciena Corporation has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 43.06% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ciena Corporation provides communications networking equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, and management of voice, video, and data traffic worldwide. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Ciena Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ciena Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Ciena Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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