Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, March 10, 2014, 109 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $50.96 to $374,999,999.94. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Oasis Petroleum (OAS) - FREE Research Report Reid Taylor L who is President and COO at Oasis Petroleum sold 85,000 shares at $43.68 on March 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 1.7 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.83% with the 85,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $42.85, down $0.83, or 1.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Oasis Petroleum go as follows:
12-Week # shares sold: 30,000
24-Week # shares sold: 30,000
The average volume for Oasis Petroleum has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Oasis Petroleum has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 5.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas resources in the Montana and North Dakota regions of the Williston Basin. Its primary projects are located in West Williston, East Nesson, and Sanish. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Oasis Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on OAS - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Oasis Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. 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 Oasis Petroleum Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.