Insider Trading Alert - XEC, OMI And NOC 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:

Cimarex Energy Company (XEC) - FREE Research Report

Korus Paul who is Sr Vice Pres, CFO at Cimarex Energy Company sold 6,000 shares at $116.32 on March 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr Vice Pres, CFO owned 134,228 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.28% with the 6,000-share transaction.

Albi Joseph R who is Executive VP, COO at Cimarex Energy Company sold 3,500 shares at $116.00 on March 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, COO owned 81,487 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.12% with the 3,500-share transaction.

Helmerich Hans who is Director at Cimarex Energy Company sold 21,200 shares at $111.79 on March 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 350,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.71% with the 21,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $115.34, up $3.55, or 3.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cimarex Energy Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,067
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 44,567

The average volume for Cimarex Energy Company has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy Company has a market cap of $10.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. As of December 31, 2012, the company owned an interest in 4,953 net productive oil and gas wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cimarex Energy Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cimarex Energy Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. 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 Cimarex Energy Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Owens & Minor (OMI) - FREE Research Report

Meier Richard A who is EVP, Chief Financial Officer at Owens & Minor bought 2,500 shares at $34.85 on March 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Financial Officer owned 38,066 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.03% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.10, up $0.25, or 0.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Owens & Minor go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 43,240
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 43,240
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 47,240

The average volume for Owens & Minor has been 456,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Owens & Minor has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 5.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Owens & Minor, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides distribution, third-party logistics, and other supply-chain management services to healthcare providers and suppliers of medical and surgical products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7. Currently there are no analysts that rate Owens & Minor a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Owens & Minor as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Owens & Minor Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Northrop Grumman (NOC) - FREE Research Report

Peppard Denise M. who is Corp VP & Chf HR Ofcr at Northrop Grumman sold 4,548 shares at $119.12 on March 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Corp VP & Chf HR Ofcr owned 11,961 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.55% with the 4,548-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $124.03, up $4.91, or 3.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Northrop Grumman go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 69,054
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 69,054
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 98,757

The average volume for Northrop Grumman has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Northrop Grumman has a market cap of $26.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 5.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Northrop Grumman Corporation provides systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical service areas to government and commercial customers worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Northrop Grumman a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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

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