Insider Trading Alert - DG, HP, FB, HFC And TRS Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 106 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $119.02 to $14,400,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Dollar General Corporation (DG) - FREE Research Report

Jones Adrian M who is Director at Dollar General Corporation sold 899,475 shares at $60.61 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 360,055 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 71.41% with the 899,475-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.45, down $0.16, or 0.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dollar General Corporation go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,669
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,669

The average volume for Dollar General Corporation has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dollar General Corporation has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 35.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Dollar General Corporation, a discount retailer, engages in the provision of various merchandise products in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Dollar General Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dollar General Corporation 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Dollar General Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Helmerich & Payne (HP) - FREE Research Report

Helm Gordon K who is Vice President & Controller at Helmerich & Payne sold 8,374 shares at $81.21 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President & Controller owned 30,168 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.73% with the 8,374-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $82.34, up $1.13, or 1.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Helmerich & Payne go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,700
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,172
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,172
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,172

The average volume for Helmerich & Payne has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Helmerich & Payne has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 46.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. primarily operates as a contract drilling company in North and South America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.3. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Helmerich & Payne a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Helmerich & Payne 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, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Helmerich & Payne 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 $54.64 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 10.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.54% with the 283,334-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.24, up $1.60, or 2.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Facebook Inc Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 907,668
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2.2 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6.6 million

The average volume for Facebook Inc Class A has been 77.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Facebook Inc Class A has a market cap of $103.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are up 107.06% 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 134.3. Currently there are 28 analysts that rate Facebook Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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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HollyFrontier (HFC) - FREE Research Report

Rose Michael E who is Director at HollyFrontier sold 22,198 shares at $46.98 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,959 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 58.18% with the 22,198-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.75, up $1.77, or 3.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HollyFrontier go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 82,369
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 82,369
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 99,369

The average volume for HollyFrontier has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HollyFrontier has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 3.95% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 2.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.0. 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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TriMas Corporation (TRS) - FREE Research Report

Tredwell Daniel P who is Director at TriMas Corporation sold 99,814 shares at $38.56 on Dec. 20, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 99,814-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.99, up $1.43, or 3.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for TriMas Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,500

The average volume for TriMas Corporation has been 289,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. TriMas Corporation has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 41.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TriMas Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes various products for commercial, industrial, and consumer markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.5. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate TriMas Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates TriMas Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 TriMas Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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