Insider Trading Alert - MWE, ARCC And MU Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 23, 2014, 76 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $49.40 to $39,583,336.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) - FREE Research Report

Bromley C Corwin, who is EVP, General Counsel at MarkWest Energy Partners, sold 5,000 shares at $65.20 on April 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, General Counsel owned 69,986 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.67% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $65.34, up $0.14, or 0.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MarkWest Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,521
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,251
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,251

The average volume for MarkWest Energy Partners has been 924,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. MarkWest Energy Partners has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 1.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas. The company is also engaged in the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 273.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate MarkWest Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MarkWest Energy Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full MarkWest Energy Partners 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 $17.24 on April 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.45% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.28, up $0.04, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ares Capital Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,750

The average volume for Ares Capital Corporation has been 2.0 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 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 who 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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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Micron Technology (MU) - FREE Research Report

Foster Ronald C, who is Cfo & Vp Of Finance at Micron Technology, sold 20,000 shares at $26.26 on April 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cfo & Vp Of Finance owned 662,816 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.93% with the 20,000-share transaction.

Rayfield Michael J, who is VP Mobile Business Unit at Micron Technology, sold 15,000 shares at $26.10 on April 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Mobile Business Unit owned 215,851 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.5% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.54, down $0.56, or 2.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Micron Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 255,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 294,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.3 million

The average volume for Micron Technology has been 32.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Micron Technology has a market cap of $28.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 20.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Micron Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets semiconductor solutions worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Micron Technology a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Micron Technology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. 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 Micron Technology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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