Insider Trading Alert - TPLM, WTR And XOM Traded By Insiders

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 5, 2014, 142 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $54.87 to $138,948,169.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Triangle Petroleum (TPLM) - FREE Research Report

Hill Peter J, who is Director at Triangle Petroleum, sold 10,000 shares at $9.55 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 354,684 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.74% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.68, up $0.13, or 1.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Triangle Petroleum go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,500

The average volume for Triangle Petroleum has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Triangle Petroleum has a market cap of $818.2 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 14.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Triangle Petroleum Corporation is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of unconventional shale oil and natural gas resources in the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Triangle Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on TPLM - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Triangle Petroleum as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Triangle Petroleum 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.

Aqua America (WTR) - FREE Research Report

Debenedictis Nicholas, who is Chairman & President at Aqua America, sold 50,000 shares at $25.19 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman & President owned 344,702 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.67% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.33, up $0.14, or 0.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aqua America go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,667
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 42,422
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 92,423

The average volume for Aqua America has been 641,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aqua America has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 7.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Aqua America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on WTR - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aqua America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Aqua America 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.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) - FREE Research Report

Colton William M, who is Vice President at Exxon Mobil Corporation, sold 16,240 shares at $102.27 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 170,418 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.7% with the 16,240-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $103.12, up $0.85, or 0.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Exxon Mobil Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,995
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,995
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 90,309

The average volume for Exxon Mobil Corporation has been 12.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $439.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 1.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores and produces for crude oil and natural gas. As of December 31, 2013, the company had approximately 37,661 gross and 31,823 net operated wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.71%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on XOM - FREE

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Exxon Mobil Corporation 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.

null

More from Markets

Disney Tops Comcast Bid With Improved $71.3 Billion Approach for Fox

Disney Tops Comcast Bid With Improved $71.3 Billion Approach for Fox

5 Stocks That Are Screaming Buys Right Now

5 Stocks That Are Screaming Buys Right Now

General Electric Booted From Dow, Replaced by Walgreens

General Electric Booted From Dow, Replaced by Walgreens

European Union Says Tariffs on U.S. Imports Will Kick In on June 22

European Union Says Tariffs on U.S. Imports Will Kick In on June 22

Stocks Rise, GE Dropped From the Dow, Starbucks, Oracle - 5 Things You Must Know

Stocks Rise, GE Dropped From the Dow, Starbucks, Oracle - 5 Things You Must Know