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: SM Energy (SM) - FREE Research Report Quintana Julio M who is Director at SM Energy sold 3,218 shares at $88.64 on Dec. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,384 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.3% with the 3,218-share transaction. Lutey Mary Ellen who is VP & Regional Manager at SM Energy sold 7,294 shares at $90.64 on Dec. 4, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP & Regional Manager owned 45,358 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.85% with the 7,294-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $90.50, down $0.14, or 0.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SM Energy go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 37,961
12-Week # shares sold: 44,493
24-Week # shares sold: 59,593
The average volume for SM Energy has been 907,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. SM Energy has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 75.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.11%. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.4. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate SM Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on SM - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates SM Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 SM Energy 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.