Insider Trading Alert - DUK, CRZO, LII, MMS And TREX Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, 29 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $289.42 to $3,920,508.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) - FREE Research Report

Yates Lloyd M who is Executive VP, Reg Utilities at Duke Energy Corporation sold 300 shares at $69.23 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, Reg Utilities owned 43,395 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.69% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.77, down $1.46, or 2.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Duke Energy Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 300
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,923
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,712

The average volume for Duke Energy Corporation has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Duke Energy Corporation has a market cap of $48.1 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 1.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Duke Energy Corporation operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas, Commercial Power, and International Energy. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Duke Energy Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Duke Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and attractive valuation levels. 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 Duke Energy Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) - FREE Research Report

Johnson S P Iv who is President and CEO at Carrizo Oil & Gas sold 6,000 shares at $42.59 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 638,837 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.93% with the 6,000-share transaction.

Evans Gregory E who is VP-Exploration at Carrizo Oil & Gas sold 4,435 shares at $44.19 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP-Exploration owned 21,022 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.42% with the 4,435-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.21, down $1.98, or 4.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carrizo Oil & Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,229
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 64,229
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 92,229

The average volume for Carrizo Oil & Gas has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carrizo Oil & Gas has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 5.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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 21.4. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Carrizo Oil & Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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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.

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Lennox International (LII) - FREE Research Report

Schmidt Paul W who is Director at Lennox International sold 600 shares at $84.90 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,713 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.94% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.76, down $0.14, or 0.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lennox International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,974
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,575
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,118

The average volume for Lennox International has been 382,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lennox International has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 0.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lennox International Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets climate control products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Lennox International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lennox International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Lennox International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Maximus (MMS) - FREE Research Report

Beliveau Russell A who is Director at Maximus sold 1,000 shares at $43.61 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 64,179 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.53% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.72, down $1.89, or 4.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Maximus go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,708
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,906
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,501

The average volume for Maximus has been 377,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 3.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services to government health and human services agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia. The company operates in two segments, Health Services and Human Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.4. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Maximus a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Maximus as a buy. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Maximus Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Trex Company (TREX) - FREE Research Report

Reese F Timothy who is Sr. Vice President, Operations at Trex Company sold 3,201 shares at $77.13 on Jan. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President, Operations owned 39,607 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.48% with the 3,201-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.42, down $0.71, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Trex Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 36,764
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,764
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 36,764

The average volume for Trex Company has been 191,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Trex Company has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 3.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Trex Company, Inc. manufactures and distributes wood/plastic composite products, and related accessories primarily for the residential and commercial decking and railing applications in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 83.7. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Trex Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Trex Company as a hold. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, premium valuation and poor profit margins. Get the full Trex Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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