Insider Trading Alert - APA, NFLX And BAS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Feb. 27, 2014, 119 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $99.26 to $40,800,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Apache Corporation (APA) - FREE Research Report

Nelson Amy H who is Director at Apache Corporation bought 2,500 shares at $79.61 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $79.91, up $0.30, or 0.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apache Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,305
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,262

The average volume for Apache Corporation has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apache Corporation has a market cap of $31.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 7.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Apache Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apache Corporation 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, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Apache Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Netflix (NFLX) - FREE Research Report

Kilgore Leslie J who is Director at Netflix sold 1,000 shares at $450.00 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,028 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.31% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $452.65, up $2.65, or 0.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Netflix go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,300

The average volume for Netflix has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Netflix has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 21.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Netflix, Inc. provides Internet television network service that enables subscribers to stream TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 242.6. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Netflix a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Netflix as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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 Netflix Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Krenek Alan who is SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer at Basic Energy Services sold 13,500 shares at $23.14 on Feb. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer owned 204,849 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.18% with the 13,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.68, up $0.54, or 2.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 110,976
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 114,976
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 152,152

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $983.2 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 48.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 3 analysts that rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Basic Energy Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. 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 Basic Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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