Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on NBL - FREETheStreet 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. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.