Insider Trading Alert - XEC, LAD And K Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 14, 2014, 135 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $39.62 to $83,032,124.16.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cimarex Energy Company (XEC) - FREE Research Report

Albi Joseph R who is Executive VP, COO at Cimarex Energy Company sold 2,250 shares at $111.85 on March 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, COO owned 74,987 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.91% with the 2,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $113.66, up $1.81, or 1.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cimarex Energy Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 43,067
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 45,567

The average volume for Cimarex Energy Company has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy Company has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 6.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The company owns interests in 4,160 net productive oil and gas wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Cimarex Energy Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cimarex Energy Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cimarex Energy Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Lithia Motors (LAD) - FREE Research Report

Deboer Sidney B who is Executive Chairman at Lithia Motors sold 18,206 shares at $64.85 on March 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 18,206-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.04, up $3.19, or 4.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lithia Motors go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,000

The average volume for Lithia Motors has been 349,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Lithia Motors has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 4.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Lithia Motors, Inc. operates as an automotive franchisee and retailer of new and used vehicles in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Lithia Motors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Lithia Motors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Lithia Motors Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kellogg Company (K) - FREE Research Report

Kellogg W K Foundation Trust who is 10% Owner at Kellogg Company sold 7,300 shares at $62.00 on March 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 73.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.01% with the 7,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $61.68, down $0.32, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kellogg Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 200,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 200,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 675,996

The average volume for Kellogg Company has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kellogg Company has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 0.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kellogg Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets ready-to-eat cereal and convenience food products primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates through U.S. Morning Foods, U.S. Snacks, U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Kellogg Company a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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