Insider Trading Alert - RGR, BAS And GWRE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 24, 2014, 82 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $820.00 to $144,690,560.42.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Sturm Ruger & Company (RGR) - FREE Research Report

Maynard Steven M who is VP of Lean Business Dev. at Sturm Ruger & Company sold 9,465 shares at $63.09 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP of Lean Business Dev. owned 2,635 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 78.22% with the 9,465-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.73, up $0.64, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sturm Ruger & Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,737

The average volume for Sturm Ruger & Company has been 436,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sturm Ruger & Company has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 13.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells firearms in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sturm Ruger & Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sturm Ruger & Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Sturm Ruger & Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Krenek Alan who is SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer at Basic Energy Services sold 5,000 shares at $26.13 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer owned 179,998 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.7% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Newman James F. who is SVP, Region Operations at Basic Energy Services sold 7,750 shares at $26.00 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Region Operations owned 135,600 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.41% with the 7,750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.33, down $0.67, or 2.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 189,765
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 301,456
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 338,632

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 59.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Basic Energy Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Basic Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Guidewire Software (GWRE) - FREE Research Report

King James Winston who is VP, General Counsel at Guidewire Software sold 3,827 shares at $52.35 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, General Counsel owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 3,827-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.74, down $2.61, or 5.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Guidewire Software go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 110,873
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 186,795
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 414,926

The average volume for Guidewire Software has been 384,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Guidewire Software has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 0.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Guidewire Software, Inc. provides system software to the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and internationally. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Guidewire Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Guidewire Software as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Guidewire Software Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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