Insider Trading Alert - GDP, VRTX, TSCO, HON And CRZO Traded By Insiders

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.

Yesterday, Dec. 26, 2013, 83 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $101.20 to $90,570,406.95.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) - FREE Research Report

Smajstrla Dawn who is Vice President & Controller at Goodrich Petroleum sold 3,000 shares at $17.13 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President & Controller owned 10,890 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.6% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.73, down $0.40, or 2.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Goodrich Petroleum go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 550
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 29,701
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 550
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,701
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 49,525
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,701

The average volume for Goodrich Petroleum has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Goodrich Petroleum has a market cap of $755.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 76.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Goodrich Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on GDP - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Goodrich Petroleum as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Goodrich Petroleum Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) - FREE Research Report

Sachs Bruce I who is Director at Vertex Pharmaceuticals sold 8,300 shares at $73.02 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 46,510 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.14% with the 8,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.37, up $0.35, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vertex Pharmaceuticals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 28,392
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 45,985
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 83,649

The average volume for Vertex Pharmaceuticals has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are up 76.16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in discovering, developing, manufacturing, and commercializing small molecule drugs for patients with serious diseases. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Vertex Pharmaceuticals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on VRTX - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vertex Pharmaceuticals as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Vertex Pharmaceuticals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Tractor Supply (TSCO) - FREE Research Report

Wright James F who is Director at Tractor Supply sold 3,996 shares at $77.00 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 218,978 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.79% with the 3,996-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $75.37, down $1.63, or 2.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tractor Supply go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,504
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,504
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,504

The average volume for Tractor Supply has been 991,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tractor Supply has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 72.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Tractor Supply Company operates retail farm and ranch stores in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.7. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Tractor Supply a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on TSCO - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tractor Supply as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Tractor Supply Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Honeywell International (HON) - FREE Research Report

Fradin Roger who is President & CEO, ACS at Honeywell International sold 25,000 shares at $90.00 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO, ACS owned 234,477 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.63% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $91.27, up $1.27, or 1.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Honeywell International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,335
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,326
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 83,287

The average volume for Honeywell International has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Honeywell International has a market cap of $71.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 43.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Honeywell International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on HON - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Honeywell International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Honeywell International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) - FREE Research Report

Smith Richard H who is Vice President - Land at Carrizo Oil & Gas sold 2,229 shares at $43.61 on Dec. 26, 2013. Following this transaction, the Vice President - Land owned 46,261 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.6% with the 2,229-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.01, up $0.40, or 0.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carrizo Oil & Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 42,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,000

The average volume for Carrizo Oil & Gas has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carrizo Oil & Gas has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 108.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Carrizo Oil & Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on CRZO - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carrizo Oil & Gas 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Carrizo Oil & Gas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.

Data for this article provided by Zacks Investment Research

null

More from Markets

3 Hot Reads From TheStreet's Top Premium Columnists

3 Hot Reads From TheStreet's Top Premium Columnists

Dow Falls Sharply as Apple's Slump Offsets Gains in General Electric

Dow Falls Sharply as Apple's Slump Offsets Gains in General Electric

Video: How to Select Mutual Funds in Your 401(k)

Video: How to Select Mutual Funds in Your 401(k)

Nucor Is Waiting to See if Steel Tariffs Will Be Implemented, Jim Cramer Says

Nucor Is Waiting to See if Steel Tariffs Will Be Implemented, Jim Cramer Says

Tesla Faces Investigation After Subcontractor Is Injured on the Job

Tesla Faces Investigation After Subcontractor Is Injured on the Job