Insider Trading Alert - ESV, TEX, ACMP, LPLA And LNC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 11, 2013, 145 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $117.00 to $353,142,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ensco PLC Class A (ESV) - FREE Research Report

Robert Kevin C who is Sr. Vice President - Marketing at Ensco PLC Class A sold 2,500 shares at $60.00 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President - Marketing owned 47,285 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.02% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.47, down $2.53, or 4.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ensco PLC Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 100,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 102,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 102,915

The average volume for Ensco PLC Class A has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ensco PLC Class A has a market cap of $13.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 2.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Ensco PLC Class A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ensco PLC Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ensco PLC Class A Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Terex (TEX) - FREE Research Report

Lousberg Kenneth D. who is President, Terex China at Terex bought 67 shares at $38.45 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the President, Terex China owned 67,371 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.1% with the 67-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.49, down $0.96, or 2.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Terex go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 202
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 468
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,384
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,483
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 79,647

The average volume for Terex has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Terex has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 33.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Terex Corporation operates as an equipment manufacturer of specialized machinery products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.2. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Terex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Terex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, solid stock price performance 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 Terex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Access Midstream Partners (ACMP) - FREE Research Report

Stice J Michael who is Ceo at Access Midstream Partners bought 5,900 shares at $51.02 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the Ceo owned 49,965 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.39% with the 5,900-share transaction.

Global Infrastructure Investors II, LLC who is 10% Owner at Access Midstream Partners sold 6.9 million shares at $51.18 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 52.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.65% with the 6.9 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.55, down $0.63, or 1.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Access Midstream Partners go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,600
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,600

The average volume for Access Midstream Partners has been 413,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Access Midstream Partners has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 53.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Access Midstream Partners, L.P. owns, operates, develops, and acquires natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil gathering systems, and other midstream energy assets in the United States. It focuses on natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.17%. The company has a P/E ratio of 79.0. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Access Midstream Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Access Midstream Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Access Midstream Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LPL Financial Holdings (LPLA) - FREE Research Report

Putnam James S who is Director at LPL Financial Holdings sold 30,000 shares at $44.00 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 194,280 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.38% with the 30,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.45, down $0.55, or 1.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LPL Financial Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 61,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 61,000

The average volume for LPL Financial Holdings has been 575,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. LPL Financial Holdings has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 54.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

LPL Financial Holdings Inc. provides an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors and financial advisors at financial institutions in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate LPL Financial Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LPL Financial Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, 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 shows low profit margins. Get the full LPL Financial Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lincoln National Corp (Radnor (LNC) - FREE Research Report

Buckingham Lisa who is Evp & Chro at Lincoln National Corp (Radnor sold 8,200 shares at $50.85 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp & Chro owned 41,198 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.6% with the 8,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.63, down $0.22, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lincoln National Corp (Radnor go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,087
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,487

The average volume for Lincoln National Corp (Radnor has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lincoln National Corp (Radnor has a market cap of $13.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 97.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company operates in Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.7. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Lincoln National Corp (Radnor a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lincoln National Corp (Radnor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Lincoln National Corp (Radnor Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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