Insider Trading Alert - NBL, SPB And OXY Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 25, 2014, 122 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $95.53 to $95,971,341.22.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Noble Energy (NBL) - FREE Research Report

Van Kleef William T who is Director at Noble Energy sold 10,000 shares at $70.00 on Feb. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 102,566 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.88% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.38, down $0.62, or 0.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Noble Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,490
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 15,490
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,190

The average volume for Noble Energy has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Noble Energy has a market cap of $25.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Noble Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the United States, West Africa, and Eastern Mediterranean. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.81%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.7. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Noble Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Noble Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Noble Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB) - FREE Research Report

Lumley David R who is CEO and President GB&PC H&G at Spectrum Brands Holdings sold 10,000 shares at $77.43 on Feb. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO and President GB&PC H&G owned 128,832 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.2% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.12, up $0.69, or 0.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Spectrum Brands Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,900
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,144

The average volume for Spectrum Brands Holdings has been 225,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Spectrum Brands Holdings has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 10.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a consumer products company worldwide. The company operates through Global Batteries & Appliances, Global Pet Supplies, Home and Garden Business, and Hardware & Home Improvement segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 339.6. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Spectrum Brands Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Spectrum Brands Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Spectrum Brands Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) - FREE Research Report

Walter Elisse B. who is Director at Occidental Petroleum Corporation bought 500 shares at $95.88 on Feb. 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,750 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 40% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.84, down $0.04, or 0.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Occidental Petroleum Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,000

The average volume for Occidental Petroleum Corporation has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Occidental Petroleum Corporation has a market cap of $77.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 1.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas; Chemical; and Midstream, Marketing and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Occidental Petroleum Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Occidental Petroleum Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Occidental Petroleum Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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