Insider Trading Alert - CIEN, KMI, HK, MXIM And AXE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 5, 2013, 115 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $322.40 to $43,442,751.80.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ciena Corporation (CIEN) - FREE Research Report

Moylan James E Jr who is SVP Finance, CFO at Ciena Corporation sold 1,000 shares at $21.37 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP Finance, CFO owned 316,848 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.31% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.70, up $2.33, or 9.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ciena Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,189
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 92,629
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 196,730

The average volume for Ciena Corporation has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ciena Corporation has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 48.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ciena Corporation provides communications networking equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, and management of voice, video, and data traffic worldwide. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Ciena Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ciena Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full Ciena Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kinder Morgan (KMI) - FREE Research Report

Street James E who is VP, HR and Administration at Kinder Morgan bought 985 shares at $33.21 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, HR and Administration owned 2.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.05% with the 985-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.28, up $0.07, or 0.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kinder Morgan go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1.4 million

The average volume for Kinder Morgan has been 5.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $34.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 6.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Halcon Resources (HK) - FREE Research Report

Bridwell Tucker S who is Director at Halcon Resources bought 10,000 shares at $3.80 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 100,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.11% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.13, up $0.33, or 7.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Halcon Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 70,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5.9 million

The average volume for Halcon Resources has been 6.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Halcon Resources has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 42.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Halcon Resources Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, production, exploration, and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Halcon Resources a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Halcon Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Halcon Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) - FREE Research Report

Bergman James R who is Director at Maxim Integrated Products sold 5,000 shares at $28.50 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 84,600 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.58% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.32, down $0.18, or 0.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Maxim Integrated Products go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,646

The average volume for Maxim Integrated Products has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Maxim Integrated Products has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 4.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets various linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits worldwide. The company also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Maxim Integrated Products a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Maxim Integrated Products as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Maxim Integrated Products Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Anixter International (AXE) - FREE Research Report

Faber Terrance who is VP-Controller at Anixter International sold 700 shares at $89.18 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP-Controller owned 22,503 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.02% with the 700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $91.35, up $2.17, or 2.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Anixter International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,570
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,475

The average volume for Anixter International has been 142,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Anixter International has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 41.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Anixter International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes enterprise cabling and security solutions, electrical and electronic wire and cable products, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supply fasteners, and other small parts. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Anixter International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Anixter International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Anixter International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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