Insider Trading Alert - HK, FB, FISV, LOW And ACT Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 134 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $99.28 to $13,815,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Halcon Resources (HK) - FREE Research Report

Mize Mark who is EVP, CFO and Treasurer at Halcon Resources bought 50,000 shares at $4.00 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, CFO and Treasurer owned 597,757 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.13% with the 50,000-share transaction.

Zuehlke Scott M. who is VP, Investor Relations at Halcon Resources bought 2,500 shares at $3.99 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP, Investor Relations owned 58,171 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.49% with the 2,500-share transaction.

Cusack Charles E III who is EVP, Chief Operating Officer at Halcon Resources bought 40,000 shares at $3.81 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Operating Officer owned 512,584 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.46% with the 40,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.95, up $0.14, or 3.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Halcon Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 95,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6.0 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 $1.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 44.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 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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Facebook Inc Class A (FB) - FREE Research Report

Sandberg Sheryl who is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook Inc Class A sold 283,334 shares at $47.43 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 11.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.48% with the 283,334-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.16, up $0.73, or 1.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Facebook Inc Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.3 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6.0 million

The average volume for Facebook Inc Class A has been 77.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Facebook Inc Class A has a market cap of $90.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 80.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. The company has a P/E ratio of 117.9. Currently there are 27 analysts that rate Facebook Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Facebook Inc Class A 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Facebook Inc Class A Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fiserv (FISV) - FREE Research Report

Gianoni Michael P who is EVP, Group President at Fiserv sold 4,742 shares at $108.66 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP, Group President owned 19,111 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.88% with the 4,742-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $110.47, up $1.81, or 1.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fiserv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,500

The average volume for Fiserv has been 470,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fiserv has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 37.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Fiserv, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services technology worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Fiserv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fiserv as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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 Fiserv Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lowe's Companies (LOW) - FREE Research Report

Browning Peter C who is Director at Lowe's Companies sold 9,761 shares at $46.92 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 9,761-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.97, up $1.05, or 2.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lowe's Companies go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 56,086

The average volume for Lowe's Companies has been 7.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $48.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 35.08% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Lowe's Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lowe's Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Lowe's Companies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Actavis (ACT) - FREE Research Report

Joyce R Todd who is CFO-Global at Actavis sold 14,600 shares at $165.83 on Dec. 6, 2013. Following this transaction, the CFO-Global owned 40,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.74% with the 14,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $145.10, down $20.73, or 14.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Actavis go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 145,976

The average volume for Actavis has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Actavis has a market cap of $18.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 62.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Actavis plc, an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes pharmaceutical products in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

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