Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, May 1, 2014, 88 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,215.00 to $131,924,000.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: EXCO Resources (XCO) - FREE Research Report Burnett Richard Alan, who is VP & Chief Accounting Officer at EXCO Resources, bought 500 shares at $6.00 on May 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Chief Accounting Officer owned 87,810 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.57% with the 500-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $5.95, down $0.05, or 0.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for EXCO Resources go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 2.0 million
12-Week # shares sold: 4.3 million
24-Week # shares sold: 4.3 million
The average volume for EXCO Resources has been 5.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. EXCO Resources has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 19.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. EXCO Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate EXCO Resources a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on XCO - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates EXCO Resources 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 expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full EXCO Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.