Insider Trading Alert - SLCA, NFG, PANW, DDR And LPS 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:

US Silica Holdings (SLCA) - FREE Research Report

Ashe Prescott who is Director at US Silica Holdings sold 11.9 million shares at $30.70 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.44% with the 11.9 million share transaction.

Shaver Charles W who is Director at US Silica Holdings sold 11.9 million shares at $30.70 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.44% with the 11.9 million share transaction.

GGC Opportunity Fund Management GP, Ltd. who is 10% Owner at US Silica Holdings sold 11.9 million shares at $30.70 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 5.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.44% with the 11.9 million share transaction.

GGC USS Holdings, LLC who is 10% Owner at US Silica Holdings sold 11.9 million shares at $30.70 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 5.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.44% with the 11.9 million share transaction.

Amara Rajeev who is Director at US Silica Holdings sold 11.9 million shares at $30.70 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.44% with the 11.9 million share transaction.

Shinn Bryan Adair who is President & CEO at US Silica Holdings sold 11.9 million shares at $30.70 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 5.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 67.44% with the 11.9 million share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.16, up $1.46, or 4.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for US Silica Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,064
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,637
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13.8 million

The average volume for US Silica Holdings has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. US Silica Holdings has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 91.45% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, processing, and sale of commercial silica in the United States. It operates in two segments, Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate US Silica Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates US Silica Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full US Silica Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) - FREE Research Report

Kidder Rolland E who is Director at National Fuel Gas Company sold 1,000 shares at $71.88 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 18,240 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.2% with the 1,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.24, down $2.64, or 3.81% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for National Fuel Gas Company has been 377,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Fuel Gas Company has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 40.44% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate National Fuel Gas Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates National Fuel Gas Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 National Fuel Gas Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - FREE Research Report

Batra Rajiv who is VP, Engineering at Palo Alto Networks sold 12,600 shares at $42.50 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Engineering owned 177,750 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.62% with the 12,600 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.52, up $1.02, or 2.34% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Palo Alto Networks has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Palo Alto Networks has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 16.95% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a network security platform in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company's platform comprises Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Palo Alto Networks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Palo Alto Networks as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Palo Alto Networks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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DDR (DDR) - FREE Research Report

Kraft Volker who is Director at DDR bought 5,000 shares at $21.50 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 5,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.37, down $5.13, or 31.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DDR go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,649
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 64,649

The average volume for DDR has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. DDR has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 5.17% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

DDR Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company engages in acquiring, developing, redeveloping, owning, leasing, and managing shopping centers, mini-malls, and lifestyle centers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.25%. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate DDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DDR as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full DDR Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lender Processing Services (LPS) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Todd C who is EVP, GC and Secretary at Lender Processing Services sold 44,590 shares at $34.15 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, GC and Secretary owned 109,194 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29% with the 44,590 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.29, up $0.14, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lender Processing Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 121,376
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 121,376
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 121,376

The average volume for Lender Processing Services has been 839,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lender Processing Services has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 39.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Lender Processing Services, Inc. provides integrated technology, data, and services to the mortgage lending industry in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Technology, Data, and Analytics; and Transaction Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5. Currently there are no analysts that rate Lender Processing Services a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lender Processing Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Lender Processing Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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