Insider Trading Alert - FLTX, HPY And NFX 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:

FleetMatics Group (FLTX) - FREE Research Report

Flett Andrew who is Director at FleetMatics Group bought 10,000 shares at $36.98 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.99, down $0.99, or 2.75% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for FleetMatics Group has been 412,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. FleetMatics Group has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 15.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Fleetmatics Group PLC provides software-as-a-service fleet management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.3. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate FleetMatics Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates FleetMatics Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full FleetMatics Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) - FREE Research Report

Palmer Jonathan J who is Director at Heartland Payment Systems sold 5,000 shares at $41.00 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,945 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.04% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.00, up $1.00, or 2.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heartland Payment Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,222
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,222
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,378

The average volume for Heartland Payment Systems has been 477,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heartland Payment Systems has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 16.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. provides bankcard payment processing services in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Heartland Payment Systems a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Heartland Payment Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Heartland Payment Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Newfield Exploration Company (NFX) - FREE Research Report

Schneider William D who is Sr VP - Exploration at Newfield Exploration Company sold 15,000 shares at $27.75 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr VP - Exploration owned 81,394 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.56% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.10, up $1.35, or 4.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Newfield Exploration Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,455
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,455

The average volume for Newfield Exploration Company has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Newfield Exploration Company has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 17.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Its areas of operation include the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains, and onshore Gulf Coast, as well as Malaysia and China. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.5. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Newfield Exploration Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Newfield Exploration Company as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full Newfield Exploration Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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