Insider Trading Alert - CMLP, FNFG And FTI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 27, 2014, 82 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $104.25 to $77,752,248.30.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Crestwood Midstream Partners (CMLP) - FREE Research Report

Sherman John J who is Director at Crestwood Midstream Partners sold 75,000 shares at $22.16 on March 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 243,470 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.55% with the 75,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.91, up $0.75, or 3.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Crestwood Midstream Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,627
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,627
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,627

The average volume for Crestwood Midstream Partners has been 963,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Crestwood Midstream Partners has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry.

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage, and transportation of natural gas; storage and transportation of natural gas liquids (NGLs); and gathering, storage, and terminalling of crude oil in the United States. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Crestwood Midstream Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Crestwood Midstream Partners as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Crestwood Midstream Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) - FREE Research Report

Boldt James R who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group bought 2,010 shares at $9.30 on March 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 26,212 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.31% with the 2,010-share transaction.

Baker Thomas E who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group bought 2,277 shares at $9.30 on March 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 95,338 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.45% with the 2,277-share transaction.

Philip George M who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group bought 536 shares at $9.30 on March 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 63,882 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.85% with the 536-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.37, up $0.07, or 0.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Niagara Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 14,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 22,038
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 22,038

The average volume for First Niagara Financial Group has been 4.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. First Niagara Financial Group has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 13.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Niagara Bank, N.A. that provides retail and commercial banking, and other financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate First Niagara Financial Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates First Niagara Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full First Niagara Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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FMC Technologies (FTI) - FREE Research Report

Beitler Bradley D. who is V.P., Technology at FMC Technologies sold 2,800 shares at $52.30 on March 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the V.P., Technology owned 69,092 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.89% with the 2,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.82, down $0.48, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for FMC Technologies go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,000

The average volume for FMC Technologies has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. FMC Technologies has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

FMC Technologies, Inc. provides technology solutions for the energy industry worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate FMC Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates FMC Technologies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full FMC Technologies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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