Insider Trading Alert - CCL, GPOR And ARCC 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:

Carnival Corporation (CCL) - FREE Research Report

Arison Micky Meir who is Chairman of the Board at Carnival Corporation sold 677,077 shares at $40.18 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 4.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.38% with the 677,077-share transaction.

Ma 1994 B Shares Lp who is See remarks at Carnival Corporation sold 393,029 shares at $40.18 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the See remarks owned 98.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.4% with the 393,029-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.27, down $0.91, or 2.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carnival Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2.1 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.1 million

The average volume for Carnival Corporation has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carnival Corporation has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 0.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, & Asia. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.5. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Carnival Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carnival Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Carnival Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) - FREE Research Report

Streller Scott E who is Director at Gulfport Energy Corporation sold 2,000 shares at $67.18 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,161 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.45% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $67.50, up $0.32, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gulfport Energy Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37,000

The average volume for Gulfport Energy Corporation has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Gulfport Energy Corporation has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 6.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Gulfport Energy Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, is engaged in the exploration, exploitation, acquisition, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.4. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Gulfport Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gulfport Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, 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 Gulfport Energy Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) - FREE Research Report

Bartlett Steve who is Director at Ares Capital Corporation bought 100 shares at $17.36 on March 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,900 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.57% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.60, up $0.24, or 1.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ares Capital Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,650
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,650
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,750

The average volume for Ares Capital Corporation has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ares Capital Corporation has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 1.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ares Capital Corporation specializes in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. It also makes growth capital and general refinancing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.73%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.5. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ares Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ares Capital Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Ares Capital Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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