Insider Trading Alert - SAM, HUN And GPK 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:

Boston Beer Company (SAM) - FREE Research Report

Koch C James who is Chairman at Boston Beer Company sold 534 shares at $242.76 on March 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman owned 25,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.09% with the 534-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $243.44, up $0.68, or 0.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Boston Beer Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,118
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,319
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 44,010

The average volume for Boston Beer Company has been 75,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston Beer Company has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 0.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. engages in the production and sale of alcohol beverages primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim, and Mexico. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.1. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Boston Beer Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Boston Beer Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Boston Beer Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Huntsman Corporation (HUN) - FREE Research Report

Huntsman Jon M who is Executive Chairman at Huntsman Corporation sold 500,000 shares at $24.53 on March 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 13.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.62% with the 500,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.49, down $0.04, or 0.15% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Huntsman Corporation has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Huntsman Corporation has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 1.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Huntsman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, Textile Effects, and Pigments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.2. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Huntsman Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Huntsman Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Huntsman Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Graphic Packaging (GPK) - FREE Research Report

Logan Harold R Jr who is Director at Graphic Packaging sold 45,000 shares at $10.50 on March 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 86,023 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.35% with the 45,000-share transaction.

Historical insider transactions for Graphic Packaging go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 490,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 490,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 680,000

The average volume for Graphic Packaging has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Graphic Packaging has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 9.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides packaging solutions in the United States, Canada, Central/South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Paperboard Packaging and Flexible Packaging. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.0. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Graphic Packaging a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Graphic Packaging as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. 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 Graphic Packaging Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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