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, Dec. 4, 2013, 189 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $160.56 to $35,901,027,172.20. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) - FREE Research Report Batchelder Eugene L. who is Director at Occidental Petroleum Corporation bought 1,000 shares at $94.74 on Dec. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,574 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 38.85% with the 1,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $93.96, down $0.78, or 0.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Occidental Petroleum Corporation go as follows:
24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
24-Week # shares sold: 17,000
The average volume for Occidental Petroleum Corporation has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a market cap of $76.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 23.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas; Chemical; and Midstream, Marketing and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.71%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Occidental Petroleum Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on OXY - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Occidental Petroleum 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, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Occidental Petroleum 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.