Insider Trading Alert - CRZO, MDP And NUE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 2, 2014, 147 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $416.76 to $333,500,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) - FREE Research Report

Johnson S P Iv, who is President and CEO at Carrizo Oil & Gas, sold 6,000 shares at $54.10 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 614,837 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.97% with the 6,000-share transaction.

Fisher John Bradley, who is VP & Chief Operating Officer at Carrizo Oil & Gas, sold 4,000 shares at $54.10 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Chief Operating Officer owned 34,529 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.38% with the 4,000-share transaction.

Boling Paul F, who is CFO, VP, Secretary, Treasurer at Carrizo Oil & Gas, sold 8,000 shares at $54.10 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the CFO, VP, Secretary, Treasurer owned 36,600 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.94% with the 8,000-share transaction.

Pitts David L., who is VP & Chief Accounting Officer at Carrizo Oil & Gas, sold 4,028 shares at $56.00 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Chief Accounting Officer owned 11,797 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.45% with the 4,028-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.67, down $2.33, or 4.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carrizo Oil & Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 90,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 150,229

The average volume for Carrizo Oil & Gas has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carrizo Oil & Gas has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 20.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores, develops, and produces oil and gas primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 97.2. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Carrizo Oil & Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carrizo Oil & Gas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance 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 Carrizo Oil & Gas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Meredith (MDP) - FREE Research Report

Marineau Philip A, who is Director at Meredith, sold 2,328 shares at $43.48 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,364 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.79% with the 2,328-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.17, up $0.69, or 1.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Meredith go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,916
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,916
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,916

The average volume for Meredith has been 383,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Meredith has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 15.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, is engaged in magazine publishing and related brand licensing, television broadcasting, digital and customer relationship marketing, digital and mobile media, and video creation operations in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.79%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Meredith a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Meredith as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures 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 Meredith Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Nucor (NUE) - FREE Research Report

Darsey James R, who is Executive Vice President at Nucor, sold 26,791 shares at $51.97 on May 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 187,921 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.48% with the 26,791-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.89, down $0.08, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nucor go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,674
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,674
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,674

The average volume for Nucor has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nucor has a market cap of $16.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 3.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Nucor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells steel and steel products in North America and internationally. It operates through three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.97%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.8. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Nucor a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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