Insider Trading Alert - CMI, NYCB, ACI, MKL And BPL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 27, 2013, 44 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $182.70 to $2,289,990.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cummins (CMI) - FREE Research Report

Freeland Richard Joseph who is President - Engine Business at Cummins sold 5,000 shares at $140.00 on Dec. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the President - Engine Business owned 28,220 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.05% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $139.83, down $0.17, or 0.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cummins go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,200

The average volume for Cummins has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cummins has a market cap of $26.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 29.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines, and engine-related component products. It operates in four segments: Engine, Components, Power Generation, and Distribution. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.79%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Cummins a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cummins 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, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Cummins Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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New York Community Bancorp (NYCB) - FREE Research Report

Tsimbinos John M who is Director at New York Community Bancorp sold 25,000 shares at $16.75 on Dec. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 250,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.09% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The average volume for New York Community Bancorp has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. New York Community Bancorp has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 27.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. operates as a multi-bank holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank that offer banking products and financial services in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, and Arizona. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate New York Community Bancorp a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates New York Community Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full New York Community Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Arch Coal (ACI) - FREE Research Report

Wold Peter I who is Director at Arch Coal sold 11,927 shares at $4.47 on Dec. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 11,927-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.59, up $0.12, or 2.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Arch Coal go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000

The average volume for Arch Coal has been 9.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Arch Coal has a market cap of $953.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 40.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Arch Coal, Inc. engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.67%. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Arch Coal a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Arch Coal as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Arch Coal Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Eby Douglas C who is Director at Markel Corporation sold 87 shares at $575.25 on Dec. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 533 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.03% with the 87-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $575.51, up $0.26, or 0.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 234
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,330
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,630

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 49,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 33.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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

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Buckeye Partners L.P (BPL) - FREE Research Report

Smith Clark C. who is CEO and President at Buckeye Partners L.P sold 10,000 shares at $70.39 on Dec. 27, 2013. Following this transaction, the CEO and President owned 51,027 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.39% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.45, up $0.06, or 0.09% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Buckeye Partners L.P has been 500,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Buckeye Partners L.P has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 55.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. owns and operates refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States. Its Pipelines & Terminals segment transports refined petroleum products; and provides bulk storage and terminal throughput services in the continental United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Buckeye Partners L.P a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Buckeye Partners L.P as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth 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 Buckeye Partners L.P Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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