Insider Trading Alert - ACC, ARCP, BAS, DAN And FAST Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 21, 2014, 54 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $307.00 to $352,080,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Campus Communities (ACC) - FREE Research Report

Graf Jonathan Albert who is Executive VP and CFO at American Campus Communities bought 500 shares at $33.35 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP and CFO owned 81,892 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.61% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.89, up $1.54, or 4.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Campus Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,109
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,109

The average volume for American Campus Communities has been 812,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Campus Communities has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

American Campus Communities, Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily engages in developing, owning, and managing high-quality student housing communities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 70.8. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate American Campus Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Campus Communities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and disappointing return on equity. Get the full American Campus Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas (ARCP) - FREE Research Report

Michelson Leslie D who is Director at American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas bought 6,900 shares at $13.53 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 52,900 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15% with the 6,900-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.94, up $0.41, or 2.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 27,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 72,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 277,500

The average volume for American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has been 6.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 8.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.88%. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Realty Capital Properties Inc Clas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Rogers Doug who is VP - Marketing at Basic Energy Services sold 2,000 shares at $17.00 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP - Marketing owned 60,350 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.21% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.99, down $0.01, or 0.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,026
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,676

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 909,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $727.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 7.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides various well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Basic Energy Services as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Basic Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Dana (DAN) - FREE Research Report

Filcek Rodney R who is SVP & Chief Acctg Offic at Dana sold 4,000 shares at $20.80 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP & Chief Acctg Offic owned 18,955 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.43% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.92, up $0.12, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dana go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 44,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 44,500

The average volume for Dana has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dana has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 6.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Dana Holding Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and supply of driveline products, technologies, and service parts for vehicle manufacturers worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 348.3. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Dana a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dana as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Dana Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fastenal Company (FAST) - FREE Research Report

Hein LeLand J who is President at Fastenal Company bought 4,300 shares at $47.38 on Jan. 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 12,450 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 52.76% with the 4,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.74, up $0.36, or 0.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fastenal Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 200,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 200,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,935
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 300,000

The average volume for Fastenal Company has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fastenal Company has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 0.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesaler and retailer of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers fasteners and other industrial and construction supplies under the Fastenal name. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fastenal Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fastenal Company 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, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Fastenal Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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