Insider Trading Alert - IVR, COST And WLL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 3, 2014, 139 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,308.00 to $197,500,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Invesco Mortgage Capital (IVR) - FREE Research Report

Anzalone John who is Cio at Invesco Mortgage Capital bought 1,000 shares at $16.81 on March 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cio owned 27,157 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.82% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.02, up $0.21, or 1.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Invesco Mortgage Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000

The average volume for Invesco Mortgage Capital has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Invesco Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 16.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and mortgage loans. It invests in residential mortgage-backed securities for which a U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 11.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.0. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Invesco Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Invesco Mortgage Capital as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Invesco Mortgage Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) - FREE Research Report

Lazarus Franz E who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale Corporation sold 600 shares at $116.12 on March 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 27,509 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.13% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $116.30, up $0.18, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 124,702

The average volume for Costco Wholesale Corporation has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale Corporation has a market cap of $51.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 1.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.2. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Costco Wholesale Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Costco Wholesale Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Costco Wholesale Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) - FREE Research Report

Jensen Brent P who is Treasurer at Whiting Petroleum Corporation sold 2,138 shares at $68.70 on March 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Treasurer owned 33,226 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.05% with the 2,138-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $70.34, up $1.64, or 2.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Whiting Petroleum Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,498
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,498
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 93,406

The average volume for Whiting Petroleum Corporation has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a market cap of $8.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 12.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4. Currently there are 21 analysts that rate Whiting Petroleum Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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