Insider Trading Alert - PFPT, WLL And SBAC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 4, 2014, 177 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,320.24 to $419,318,750.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Proofpoint (PFPT) - FREE Research Report

Feiber Jonathan D who is Director at Proofpoint sold 5,103 shares at $41.25 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,699 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 75.02% with the 5,103-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.95, up $2.70, or 6.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Proofpoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 90,239
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 177,352

The average volume for Proofpoint has been 514,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Proofpoint has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 24.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Proofpoint, Inc. provides threat protection, regulatory compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communication solutions worldwide. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Proofpoint a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Proofpoint as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Proofpoint 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 4,348 shares at $70.51 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Treasurer owned 28,878 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.09% with the 4,348-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $71.64, up $1.13, or 1.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Whiting Petroleum Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,138
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,138
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 95,544

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 $8.3 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 Tuesday.

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 22.7. 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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SBA Communications (SBAC) - FREE Research Report

Stoops Jeffrey who is Chief Executive Officer & Pres at SBA Communications sold 100,000 shares at $95.59 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer & Pres owned 275,330 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.64% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.56, down $0.03, or 0.03% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for SBA Communications has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SBA Communications has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 5.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

SBA Communications Corporation owns and operates wireless communications towers in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and Brazil. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate SBA Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SBA Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full SBA Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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