Insider Trading Alert - ARP, CLFD And MAT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 29, 2014, 64 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $51.96 to $13,854,387.86.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Atlas Resource Partners (ARP) - FREE Research Report

Cooperman Leon G, who is 10% Owner at Atlas Resource Partners, bought 21,800 shares at $20.36 on April 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 60,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 57.07% with the 21,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.05, up $0.69, or 3.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Atlas Resource Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 75,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 75,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 75,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,250

The average volume for Atlas Resource Partners has been 607,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Atlas Resource Partners has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. operates as an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Gas and Oil Production, Well Construction and Completion, and Other Partnership Management. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.26%. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Atlas Resource Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Atlas Resource Partners as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Atlas Resource Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Clearfield (CLFD) - FREE Research Report

Roth Ronald G, who is Director at Clearfield, bought 15,000 shares at $14.89 on April 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.35% with the 15,000-share transaction.

Hayssen Charles N, who is Director at Clearfield, bought 10,000 shares at $15.25 on April 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 149,691 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.16% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.28, up $0.03, or 0.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Clearfield go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 18,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 28,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,196

The average volume for Clearfield has been 188,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Clearfield has a market cap of $216.3 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 23.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Clearfield, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells standard and custom passive connectivity products to the fiber-to-the-premises, large enterprises, and original equipment manufacturers markets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.5. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Clearfield a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Clearfield 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 net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Clearfield Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mattel (MAT) - FREE Research Report

Kaye Alan, who is EVP Chief HR Officer at Mattel, sold 10,000 shares at $38.26 on April 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Chief HR Officer owned 37,399 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.1% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Gibbons Peter D, who is EVP Global Supply Chain at Mattel, bought 1,000 shares at $38.50 on April 29, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Global Supply Chain owned 1,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 200% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.41, down $0.09, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mattel go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,258
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,258
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24,258

The average volume for Mattel has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattel has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are down 20.16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a range of toy products worldwide. The company operates in three segments: North America, International, and American Girl. It also publishes Advice and Activity books and the American Girl magazine. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.98%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Mattel a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mattel as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity 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 Mattel Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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