Insider Trading Alert - BAS, MKL And FLT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 6, 2014, 101 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $393.74 to $268,715,620.68.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Newman James F. who is SVP, Region Operations at Basic Energy Services sold 7,500 shares at $23.97 on March 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Region Operations owned 124,265 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.69% with the 7,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.03, down $0.94, or 4.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 201,476
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 205,476
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 242,652

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 49.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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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Markel Corporation (MKL) - FREE Research Report

Eby Douglas C who is Director at Markel Corporation sold 42 shares at $577.00 on March 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 406 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.38% with the 42-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $580.02, up $3.02, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Markel Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 172
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 185
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,502

The average volume for Markel Corporation has been 44,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Markel Corporation has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 0.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Specialty Admitted, and London Insurance Market. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.8. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Markel Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Markel Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Markel Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Fleetcor Technologies (FLT) - FREE Research Report

Evans Bruce R who is Director at Fleetcor Technologies sold 2.1 million shares at $126.03 on March 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 2.1 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $126.55, up $0.52, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fleetcor Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,485
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 115,395
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 166,895

The average volume for Fleetcor Technologies has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Fleetcor Technologies has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 7.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards and workforce payment products and services to businesses, commercial fleets, oil companies, petroleum marketers, and government entities in North America, Latin America, and Europe. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.5. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Fleetcor Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fleetcor Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Fleetcor Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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