Insider Trading Alert - ANDE, BAS And HOG 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:

Andersons (ANDE) - FREE Research Report

DePompei Arthur D. who is VP Human Resources at Andersons sold 738 shares at $55.02 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Human Resources owned 16,590 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.26% with the 738-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.14, up $2.12, or 3.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Andersons go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,660
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,660
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,660

The average volume for Andersons has been 297,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Andersons has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 5.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Andersons, Inc. engages in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient, railcar leasing, turf and cob products, and consumer retailing businesses. It operates in six segments: Grain, Ethanol, Rail, Plant Nutrient, Turf & Specialty, and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Andersons a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Andersons as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Andersons 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 6,500 shares at $23.96 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer owned 198,349 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.17% with the 6,500-share transaction.

Patterson Thomas Monroe who is President and CEO at Basic Energy Services sold 1,000 shares at $23.72 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 245,673 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.41% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Bissett John Cody who is VP, Controller and CAO at Basic Energy Services sold 500 shares at $23.99 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Controller and CAO owned 53,494 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.93% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.82, down $0.17, or 0.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 182,476
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 186,476
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 223,652

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 $1.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 49.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides 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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Harley-Davidson (HOG) - FREE Research Report

Baker John P who is GM, Corp Strat,Bus Dev & Susta at Harley-Davidson sold 900 shares at $66.22 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the GM, Corp Strat,Bus Dev & Susta owned 396 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 69.44% with the 900-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.73, up $0.51, or 0.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Harley-Davidson go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 21,220
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,220
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,220

The average volume for Harley-Davidson has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Harley-Davidson has a market cap of $14.3 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are down 6.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. manufactures cruiser and touring motorcycles. The company operates in two segments, Motorcycles & Related Products and Financial Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.69%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Harley-Davidson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Harley-Davidson as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Harley-Davidson Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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