Insider Trading Alert - IPXL, WMT, APA, SLCA And CHS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 13, 2013, 134 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $14.34 to $156,760,095.40.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Impax Laboratories (IPXL) - FREE Research Report

Burr Robert L who is Director at Impax Laboratories sold 1,500 shares at $23.77 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 45,325 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.2% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.09, down $0.68, or 2.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Impax Laboratories go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,500

The average volume for Impax Laboratories has been 477,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Impax Laboratories has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 12.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Impax Laboratories, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of bioequivalent pharmaceutical products; and development and marketing of branded products. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Impax Laboratories a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Impax Laboratories 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, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Impax Laboratories Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) - FREE Research Report

Holley Charles M who is Executive Vice President at Wal-Mart Stores sold 15,000 shares at $79.34 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 233,005 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.05% with the 15,000-share transaction.

Ford Rollin L. who is Evp at Wal-Mart Stores sold 6,345 shares at $78.80 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 100,116 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.96% with the 6,345-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.50, down $0.30, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wal-Mart Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,082

The average volume for Wal-Mart Stores has been 6.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wal-Mart Stores has a market cap of $255.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 15.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wal-Mart Stores a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wal-Mart Stores as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Wal-Mart Stores Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apache Corporation (APA) - FREE Research Report

Lowe John E who is Director at Apache Corporation bought 1,000 shares at $86.04 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,434 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.12% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $86.03, down $0.01, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apache Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,199
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,501
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 12,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,368

The average volume for Apache Corporation has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $35.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 10.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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US Silica Holdings (SLCA) - FREE Research Report

Ashe Prescott who is Director at US Silica Holdings sold 4.5 million shares at $34.70 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4.5 million-share transaction.

Shaver Charles W who is Director at US Silica Holdings sold 4.5 million shares at $34.70 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4.5 million-share transaction.

Amara Rajeev who is Director at US Silica Holdings sold 4.5 million shares at $34.70 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4.5 million-share transaction.

Shinn Bryan Adair who is President & CEO at US Silica Holdings sold 4.5 million shares at $34.70 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4.5 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.61, down $2.09, or 6.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for US Silica Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11.9 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11.9 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11.9 million

The average volume for US Silica Holdings has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. US Silica Holdings has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 106.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, processing, and sale of commercial silica in the United States. It operates in two segments, Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate US Silica Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates US Silica Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full US Silica Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Chico's FAS (CHS) - FREE Research Report

Gibson Verna K who is Director at Chico's FAS sold 1,000 shares at $18.41 on Dec. 13, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.33% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.40, down $0.01, or 0.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chico's FAS go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,203

The average volume for Chico's FAS has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chico's FAS has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 0.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Chico's FAS, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of private branded, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.8. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Chico's FAS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Chico's FAS 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Chico's FAS Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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