Insider Trading Alert - IP, DST And CHK 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:

International Paper (IP) - FREE Research Report

Herrington Terri who is Vice President & Controller at International Paper sold 13,801 shares at $48.33 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President & Controller owned 29,617 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 31.79% with the 13,801-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.34, up $0.01, or 0.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for International Paper go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 62,400

The average volume for International Paper has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. International Paper has a market cap of $21.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 2.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, and North Africa. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate International Paper a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates International Paper as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 International Paper Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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DST Systems (DST) - FREE Research Report

Bryan Lowell L who is Director at DST Systems bought 214 shares at $93.23 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,241 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.94% with the 214-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.96, up $2.73, or 2.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DST Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 218
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 218
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 941
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,000

The average volume for DST Systems has been 243,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. DST Systems has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 3.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing and software services and products. The company operates in two segments, Financial Services and Customer Communications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate DST Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DST Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full DST Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Chesapeake Energy (CHK) - FREE Research Report

Ryan Thomas L who is Director at Chesapeake Energy bought 10,000 shares at $25.87 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 56,053 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.71% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.47, down $0.40, or 1.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chesapeake Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,500

The average volume for Chesapeake Energy has been 9.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chesapeake Energy has a market cap of $17.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 5.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil properties in the United States. The company also offers marketing, midstream, drilling, and other oilfield services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.1. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Chesapeake Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Chesapeake Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full Chesapeake Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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