Insider Trading Alert - HLX, NLSN And VVUS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 12, 2014, 136 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.01 to $1,795,652,303.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) - FREE Research Report

Tripodo Anthony who is Executive Vice President & CFO at Helix Energy Solutions Group sold 10,000 shares at $23.28 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President & CFO owned 204,899 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.65% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Watt James A who is Director at Helix Energy Solutions Group sold 15,000 shares at $23.12 on March 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 103,583 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.65% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.49, up $0.37, or 1.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Helix Energy Solutions Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,226
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,851
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,226
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,851
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 52,226
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,666

The average volume for Helix Energy Solutions Group has been 829,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 2.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., an offshore energy company, together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.0. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Helix Energy Solutions Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Helix Energy Solutions Group 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, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Helix Energy Solutions Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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