Insider Trading Alert - WAGE, APA, JPM, CXW And NRG 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:

WageWorks (WAGE) - FREE Research Report

Berkeley Richard M who is Director at WageWorks sold 16,000 shares at $55.64 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 16,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.79, down $0.85, or 1.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for WageWorks go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.1 million

The average volume for WageWorks has been 367,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. WageWorks has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 195.96% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

WageWorks, Inc. provides tax-advantaged programs for consumer-directed health, commuter, and other employee spending account benefits (CDBs) in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 794.1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate WageWorks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates WageWorks as a hold. 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 and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full WageWorks Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apache Corporation (APA) - FREE Research Report

Peper Cheri L who is Corporate Secretary at Apache Corporation sold 752 shares at $92.39 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Corporate Secretary owned 5,323 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.38% with the 752 share transaction.

O'Brien Urban F. who is Vice President at Apache Corporation sold 1,302 shares at $92.18 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 5,866 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.16% with the 1,302 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $92.94, up $0.76, or 0.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apache Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,867
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 12,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,867

The average volume for Apache Corporation has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $36.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 17.18% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apache 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, increase in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Apache Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - FREE Research Report

Cavanagh Michael J who is Executive Vice President at JPMorgan Chase sold 22,500 shares at $55.33 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 242,771 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.48% with the 22,500 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.32, up $0.99, or 1.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for JPMorgan Chase go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 121,802

The average volume for JPMorgan Chase has been 20.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. JPMorgan Chase has a market cap of $206.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 26.77% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial holding company, provides various financial services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate JPMorgan Chase a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates JPMorgan Chase 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, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full JPMorgan Chase Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Corrections Corporation of America (CXW) - FREE Research Report

Andrews William F who is Director at Corrections Corporation of America sold 12,617 shares at $36.09 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 164,130 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.14% with the 12,617 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.74, down $0.35, or 0.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Corrections Corporation of America go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,207

The average volume for Corrections Corporation of America has been 972,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Corrections Corporation of America has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.31%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Corrections Corporation of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Corrections Corporation of America 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, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Corrections Corporation of America Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NRG Energy (NRG) - FREE Research Report

Muller Edward R who is Director at NRG Energy sold 100,000 shares at $27.03 on Nov. 18, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 195,779 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.81% with the 100,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.00, down $0.03, or 0.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NRG Energy go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,606

The average volume for NRG Energy has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. NRG Energy has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 17.96% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated wholesale power generation and retail electricity company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, expansion, modification, refurbishment, and operation of power generation facilities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.76%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate NRG Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NRG Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full NRG Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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