Insider Trading Alert - HERO, HES, UNM, PPS And BKU Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 10, 2014, 89 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $310.00 to $48,325,837.35.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Hercules Offshore (HERO) - FREE Research Report

Bates Thomas R Jr who is Director at Hercules Offshore bought 25,000 shares at $4.52 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 220,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.82% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.68, up $0.16, or 3.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hercules Offshore go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,866
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,866
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 100,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,866

The average volume for Hercules Offshore has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hercules Offshore has a market cap of $723.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 32.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Hercules Offshore, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Hercules Offshore a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hercules Offshore as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Hercules Offshore Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hess (HES) - FREE Research Report

Fishman Eric S. who is Vice President and Treasurer at Hess sold 288 shares at $76.87 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President and Treasurer owned 7,106 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.9% with the 288-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.20, up $0.33, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hess go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,069
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,069
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,069

The average volume for Hess has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hess has a market cap of $26.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 7.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Hess Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent energy company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production (E&P), and Marketing and Refining (M&R). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Hess a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hess as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Hess Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Unum Group (UNM) - FREE Research Report

Watjen Thomas R who is President and CEO at Unum Group sold 60,000 shares at $32.25 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 634,244 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.64% with the 60,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.88, up $0.63, or 1.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Unum Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,655
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 74,291

The average volume for Unum Group has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Unum Group has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 6.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Unum Group, together with its subsidiaries, provides group and individual disability insurance products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.76%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Unum Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Unum Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Unum Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Post Properties (PPS) - FREE Research Report

Papa Christopher J who is EVP & Chief Financial Officer at Post Properties sold 10,000 shares at $46.75 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Financial Officer owned 28,186 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.19% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.92, up $0.17, or 0.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Post Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,706
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,706
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,706
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,500

The average volume for Post Properties has been 554,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Post Properties has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 4.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Post Properties, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It primarily develops, owns, and manages multi-family apartment communities. Post Properties, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.81%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.0. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Post Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Post Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Post Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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BankUnited (BKU) - FREE Research Report

Kanas John Adam who is Chairman, President and CEO at BankUnited sold 50,000 shares at $30.96 on Feb. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President and CEO owned 404,350 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.57, up $0.61, or 1.93% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for BankUnited has been 609,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. BankUnited has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 5.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

BankUnited, Inc., a bank holding company, provides a range of banking products and financial services to commercial and middle-market businesses, and individual customers in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.7%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate BankUnited a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BankUnited as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, 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 BankUnited Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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