Insider Trading Alert - OPK, PTEN, EVEP, CLR And IBKR 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:

Opko Health (OPK) - FREE Research Report

Frost Phillip Md Et Al who is CEO & Chairman at Opko Health bought 3,100 shares at $9.08 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO & Chairman owned 137.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0% with the 3,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.02, down $0.06, or 0.67% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Opko Health has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Opko Health has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 87.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Opko Health, Inc., a pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel and proprietary technologies. It operates in two segments, Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Opko Health a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Opko Health 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Opko Health Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) - FREE Research Report

Buckner Charles Oliver who is Director at Patterson-UTI Energy sold 10,000 shares at $25.14 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.62% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.36, up $0.22, or 0.87% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Patterson-UTI Energy has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Patterson-UTI Energy has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 34.08% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides onshore contract drilling services to major and independent oil and natural gas operators in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.79%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Patterson-UTI Energy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Patterson-UTI Energy 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, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Patterson-UTI Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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EV Energy Partner (EVEP) - FREE Research Report

Mercer Michael E who is Chief Financial Officer at EV Energy Partner sold 150,000 shares at $32.08 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 108,567 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 58.01% with the 150,000-share transaction.

Walker John B who is Exec. Chairman of the Board at EV Energy Partner bought 150,000 shares at $32.08 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Exec. Chairman of the Board owned 1.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.66% with the 150,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.35, up $2.27, or 6.61% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for EV Energy Partner has been 330,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. EV Energy Partner has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 39.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

EV Energy Partners, L.P. engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 9%. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate EV Energy Partner a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates EV Energy Partner as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full EV Energy Partner Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Continental Resources (CLR) - FREE Research Report

Hart John D who is Sr. VP & CFO at Continental Resources sold 500 shares at $112.26 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP & CFO owned 91,918 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.54% with the 500-share transaction.

Stark Jack H who is SVP, Exploration at Continental Resources sold 5,000 shares at $111.89 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP, Exploration owned 146,466 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.3% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $110.89, down $1.00, or 0.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Continental Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 42,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 42,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,058
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 42,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,058

The average volume for Continental Resources has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Continental Resources has a market cap of $20.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 52.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Continental Resources, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Continental Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Continental Resources 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 has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Continental Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) - FREE Research Report

Nemser Earl H who is Vice Chairman at Interactive Brokers Group sold 14,524 shares at $24.32 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 286,840 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.82% with the 14,524-share transaction.

Brody Paul Jonathan who is Chief Financial Officer at Interactive Brokers Group sold 8,075 shares at $24.32 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 159,476 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.82% with the 8,075-share transaction.

Galik Milan who is SVP Software Development at Interactive Brokers Group sold 2,000 shares at $24.31 on Dec. 23, 2013. Following this transaction, the SVP Software Development owned 727,604 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.27% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.49, up $0.18, or 0.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Interactive Brokers Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 54,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 113,000

The average volume for Interactive Brokers Group has been 497,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Interactive Brokers Group has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 76.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. operates as an automated electronic broker and market maker. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Interactive Brokers Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Interactive Brokers Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. 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 Interactive Brokers Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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