Insider Trading Alert - PSEC, PFPT And CMG Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 21, 2014, 95 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $237.64 to $58,561,295.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) - FREE Research Report

Barry John F who is Chief Executive Officer at Prospect Capital Corporation bought 100,000 shares at $10.86 on March 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 3.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.71% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.92, up $0.06, or 0.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Prospect Capital Corporation go as follows:

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

The average volume for Prospect Capital Corporation has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Prospect Capital Corporation has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 3.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 12.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Prospect Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Prospect Capital Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Prospect Capital Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Proofpoint (PFPT) - FREE Research Report

Steele Gary who is Chief Executive Officer at Proofpoint sold 20,000 shares at $42.19 on March 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 121,689 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.12% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.15, down $3.04, or 7.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Proofpoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,103
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 75,103
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 172,455

The average volume for Proofpoint has been 518,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Proofpoint has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 27.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Proofpoint, Inc. provides threat protection, regulatory compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communication solutions worldwide. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Proofpoint a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Proofpoint as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Proofpoint Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - FREE Research Report

Ells Steve who is Chairman & CEO at Chipotle Mexican Grill sold 17,672 shares at $600.00 on March 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 134,543 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.61% with the 17,672-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $611.12, up $11.12, or 1.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chipotle Mexican Grill go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,097

The average volume for Chipotle Mexican Grill has been 486,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $18.5 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 14.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of October 15, 2013, the company operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. The company has a P/E ratio of 56.6. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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