Insider Trading Alert - BEN, DEI, COG, EOG And JBL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 23, 2013, 95 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $477.16 to $45,000,060.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Franklin Resources (BEN) - FREE Research Report

Lewis Kenneth A who is EVP and CFO at Franklin Resources sold 9,300 shares at $56.68 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the EVP and CFO owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 9,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.56, down $0.12, or 0.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Franklin Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 29,950
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,950
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 85,950

The average volume for Franklin Resources has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Franklin Resources has a market cap of $35.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 34.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Franklin Resources Inc. is a publicly owned asset management holding company. The firm provides its services to individuals, institutions, pension plans, trusts, and partnerships. It manages, through its subsidiary, separate client-focused equity, fixed income, and balanced portfolios. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Franklin Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Franklin Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. 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 Franklin Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Douglas Emmett (DEI) - FREE Research Report

Emmett Dan A who is Chairman of the Board at Douglas Emmett sold 140,000 shares at $23.19 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 2.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.99% with the 140,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.88, up $0.69, or 2.9% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Douglas Emmett has been 941,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Douglas Emmett has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Douglas Emmett, Inc., a real estate investment trust, owns and operates office and multifamily properties in California and Hawaii. As of December 31, 2007, the company's office portfolio consisted of 48 properties and multifamily portfolio consisted of 9 properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 81.8. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Douglas Emmett a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Douglas Emmett as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Douglas Emmett Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) - FREE Research Report

Shearer Deidre L who is Corp Sec & Managing Counsel at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation sold 1,000 shares at $38.53 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Corp Sec & Managing Counsel owned 2,453 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.96% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.52, down $0.01, or 0.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 14,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 14,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 14,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,922

The average volume for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has been 5.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has a market cap of $16.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 55.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the development, exploitation, exploration, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 67.4. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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EOG Resources (EOG) - FREE Research Report

Textor Donald F who is Director at EOG Resources bought 6,000 shares at $168.61 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 133.33% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $166.77, down $1.84, or 1.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for EOG Resources go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,991
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,991

The average volume for EOG Resources has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. EOG Resources has a market cap of $46.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 38.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil and natural gas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.5. Currently there are 19 analysts that rate EOG Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates EOG Resources 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, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full EOG Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Jabil Circuit (JBL) - FREE Research Report

Brooks Martha who is Director at Jabil Circuit bought 6,500 shares at $16.11 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 56,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13% with the 6,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.56, up $0.45, or 2.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Jabil Circuit go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 164,493
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 731,108

The average volume for Jabil Circuit has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Jabil Circuit has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 16.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Jabil Circuit, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Diversified Manufacturing Services, Enterprise & Infrastructure, and High Velocity Systems. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Jabil Circuit a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Jabil Circuit as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share 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 Jabil Circuit Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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