Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on MUR - FREETheStreet 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. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.