Insider Trading Alert - MUR, ACT, CAB, DOV And CNL 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:

Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) - FREE Research Report

Nolan Jeffrey W who is Director at Murphy Oil Corporation sold 27,200 shares at $61.45 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 142,161 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.06% with the 27,200 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.30, up $1.85, or 2.92% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Murphy Oil Corporation has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Murphy Oil Corporation has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 5.78% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Murphy Oil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. It is also involved in oil and gas refining and marketing activities. The company explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Murphy Oil Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Murphy Oil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Murphy Oil Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Actavis (ACT) - FREE Research Report

Weiss Fred G who is Director at Actavis sold 3,000 shares at $164.15 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 24,275 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11% with the 3,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $145.10, down $19.05, or 13.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Actavis go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,013
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 145,976

The average volume for Actavis has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Actavis has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 62.01% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Actavis plc, an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

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Cabela's (CAB) - FREE Research Report

Cabela Richard N who is Chairman Emeritus at Cabela's sold 5,000 shares at $62.72 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman Emeritus owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $61.88, down $0.84, or 1.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cabela's go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000

The average volume for Cabela's has been 796,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cabela's has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 49.32% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cabela's Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping, and related outdoor merchandise. The company operates through three segments: Retail, Direct, and Financial Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.5. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Cabela's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cabela's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Cabela's Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Dover Corporation (DOV) - FREE Research Report

Cerepak Brad M who is Senior Vice President & CFO at Dover Corporation sold 9,648 shares at $93.18 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President & CFO owned 46,936 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.05% with the 9,648 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $92.17, down $1.01, or 1.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dover Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,281
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,281
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,449

The average volume for Dover Corporation has been 811,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Dover Corporation has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 41.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Dover Corporation manufactures and sells a range of specialized products and components, and provides related consumables and services. The company operates in four segments: Communication Technologies, Energy, Engineered Systems, and Printing and Identification. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.61%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Dover Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dover 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase 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 Dover Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cleco Corporation (CNL) - FREE Research Report

Fontenot William G who is Sr Vice President at Cleco Corporation sold 2,000 shares at $46.00 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr Vice President owned 53,979 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.57% with the 2,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.55, up $0.55, or 1.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cleco Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,731

The average volume for Cleco Corporation has been 251,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cleco Corporation has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 16.17% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cleco Corporation operates as a utility holding company primarily in Louisiana. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Cleco Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cleco Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Cleco Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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