Insider Trading Alert - XEC, PAY, APOL, ABCO And FLT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 30, 2014, 67 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $700.00 to $562,013,038.08.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cimarex Energy Company (XEC) - FREE Research Report

Logan Harold R Jr who is Director at Cimarex Energy Company sold 600 shares at $98.09 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,476 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.61% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $97.14, down $0.95, or 0.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cimarex Energy Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,467
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 57,657

The average volume for Cimarex Energy Company has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy Company has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 6.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned an interest in 4,953 net productive oil and gas wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.4. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cimarex Energy Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cimarex Energy Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Cimarex Energy Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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VeriFone Systems (PAY) - FREE Research Report

Rothman Marc E who is Evp & Cfo at VeriFone Systems bought 10,000 shares at $28.67 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp & Cfo owned 10,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.66, up $0.99, or 3.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for VeriFone Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 65,185
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 65,185
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 65,185

The average volume for VeriFone Systems has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. VeriFone Systems has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 6.08% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. designs, markets, and services electronic payment solutions at the point of sale (POS) worldwide. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate VeriFone Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates VeriFone Systems as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full VeriFone Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Iverson Gregory James who is VP, CAO & Controller at Apollo Education Group sold 1,195 shares at $31.74 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, CAO & Controller owned 41,994 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.77% with the 1,195-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.47, up $0.73, or 2.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 54,209
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 66,313
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 101,909

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 18.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Advisory Board Company (ABCO) - FREE Research Report

Williams Frank J who is Director at Advisory Board Company sold 3,000 shares at $63.21 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,379 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.41% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.94, up $0.73, or 1.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advisory Board Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,437
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,855
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,855

The average volume for Advisory Board Company has been 211,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advisory Board Company has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry.

The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research and analysis, business intelligence and software tools, and management and advisory services to the health care and education industries in the United States and internationally. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Advisory Board Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Advisory Board Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Advisory Board Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fleetcor Technologies (FLT) - FREE Research Report

Schmit William who is Pres, Major Oil Card Programs at Fleetcor Technologies sold 1,910 shares at $104.34 on Jan. 30, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres, Major Oil Card Programs owned 9,346 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.97% with the 1,910-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $108.00, up $3.66, or 3.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fleetcor Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 75,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 125,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.9 million

The average volume for Fleetcor Technologies has been 890,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 9.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.6. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies 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. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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