Insider Trading Alert - FANG, LNT And APOL Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 17, 2014, 130 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $559.00 to $22,026,172.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Diamondback Energy (FANG) - FREE Research Report

Wexford Capital Lp who is 10% Owner at Diamondback Energy sold 33,673 shares at $64.36 on March 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 10.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.33% with the 33,673-share transaction.

Molnar Paul who is VP Geoscience at Diamondback Energy sold 2,400 shares at $64.06 on March 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Geoscience owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 2,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.03, down $1.03, or 1.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Diamondback Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 705,009
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.3 million

The average volume for Diamondback Energy has been 892,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Diamondback Energy has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 18.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Diamondback Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, exploration, and exploitation of onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. The company has a P/E ratio of 48.6. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Diamondback Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Diamondback Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Diamondback Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) - FREE Research Report

Aller Thomas L who is Senior Vice President at Alliant Energy Corporation sold 1,876 shares at $54.90 on March 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 17,512 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.68% with the 1,876-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.68, down $1.22, or 2.28% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Alliant Energy Corporation has been 477,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliant Energy Corporation has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 3.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Alliant Energy Corporation, a utility holding company, provides regulated electricity and natural gas services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Midwest region of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Alliant Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alliant Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Alliant Energy Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Apollo Education Group (APOL) - FREE Research Report

Martin Sean who is SVP, General Counsel at Apollo Education Group sold 3,709 shares at $32.06 on March 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, General Counsel owned 108,462 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.31% with the 3,709-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.08, up $1.02, or 3.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Education Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 66,913
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 112,013

The average volume for Apollo Education Group has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Education Group has a market cap of $3.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 19.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Apollo Education Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and on-campus educational programs and services at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Apollo Education Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Education Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Education Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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