Insider Trading Alert - SMG, HFC, CBSH, XOM And AGCO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 10, 2013, 123 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $495.90 to $1,382,884,839.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Scotts Miracle Gro (SMG) - FREE Research Report

Hagedorn Partnership, L.P. who is 10% Owner at Scotts Miracle Gro sold 190,000 shares at $60.05 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 16.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.15% with the 190,000-share transaction.

Hagedorn Robert who is 10% Owner at Scotts Miracle Gro sold 190,000 shares at $60.05 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.53% with the 190,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.76, down $0.29, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Scotts Miracle Gro go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 36,487
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 161,744
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 945,065

The average volume for Scotts Miracle Gro has been 327,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Scotts Miracle Gro has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 36.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, and selling consumer lawn and garden care products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Scotts Miracle Gro a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Scotts Miracle Gro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Scotts Miracle Gro Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HollyFrontier (HFC) - FREE Research Report

Aron Doug S who is Evp & Cfo at HollyFrontier sold 20,624 shares at $48.15 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 128,697 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.81% with the 20,624-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.78, down $2.37, or 5.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HollyFrontier go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,000

The average volume for HollyFrontier has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HollyFrontier has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner and marketer in the United States. It produces light products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oil, and specialty and modified asphalt. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate HollyFrontier a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HollyFrontier 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, reasonable valuation levels 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 HollyFrontier Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Commerce (CBSH) - FREE Research Report

Leadbeater Seth M who is Vice Chairman at Commerce sold 2,500 shares at $45.06 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 92,321 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.64% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.12, down $0.94, or 2.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Commerce go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,916
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,916

The average volume for Commerce has been 366,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Commerce has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 28.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Commerce Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Commerce Bank that provides retail, corporate, investment, trust, and asset management products and services to individuals and businesses. The company operates in three segments: Consumer, Commercial, and Wealth. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Commerce a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Commerce 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, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Commerce Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - FREE Research Report

Kelly Alan J who is Vice President at Exxon Mobil Corporation sold 14,974 shares at $94.91 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 200,520 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.95% with the 14,974-share transaction.

Schleckser Robert N who is Vice President and Treasurer at Exxon Mobil Corporation sold 8,000 shares at $94.66 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President and Treasurer owned 100,376 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.38% with the 8,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.05, up $0.39, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Exxon Mobil Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,226
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,226
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,888

The average volume for Exxon Mobil Corporation has been 12.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $418.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 10.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products. The company also transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. It has approximately 37,228 gross and 31,264 net operated wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.63%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Exxon Mobil Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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AGCO (AGCO) - FREE Research Report

Caplan David L who is Sr. VP, Materials Projects at AGCO sold 1,738 shares at $59.86 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, Materials Projects owned 8,683 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.68% with the 1,738-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.77, down $0.09, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AGCO go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,212
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 34,820

The average volume for AGCO has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AGCO has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 22.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

AGCO Corporation manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate AGCO a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates AGCO as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full AGCO Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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