Insider Trading Alert - SM, KEX And CSII Traded By Insiders

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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:

SM Energy (SM) - FREE Research Report

Seidl John M, who is Director at SM Energy, sold 784 shares at $75.33 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,223 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.19% with the 784-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.52, up $1.19, or 1.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SM Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 781
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 781
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,990

The average volume for SM Energy has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SM Energy has a market cap of $5.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 9.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.3. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate SM Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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

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Kirby (KEX) - FREE Research Report

Ivey William G., who is President-Kirby Inland Marine at Kirby, sold 2,000 shares at $107.00 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the President-Kirby Inland Marine owned 13,711 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.73% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $106.54, down $0.46, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kirby go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 79,793
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 194,961
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 199,642

The average volume for Kirby has been 479,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kirby has a market cap of $6.1 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 7.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Kirby Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation and diesel engine services primarily in the United States. Its Marine Transportation segment provides transportation services for the inland and coastal markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.5. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Kirby a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kirby as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Kirby Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cardiovascular Systems (CSII) - FREE Research Report

Flaherty James E, who is Chief Administrative Officer at Cardiovascular Systems, sold 18,189 shares at $30.00 on May 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Administrative Officer owned 114,177 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.74% with the 18,189-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.14, up $1.14, or 3.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cardiovascular Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,484
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 35,763
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37,294

The average volume for Cardiovascular Systems has been 296,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cardiovascular Systems has a market cap of $942.7 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 9.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., a medical device company, focuses on developing and commercializing minimally invasive treatment solutions for vascular diseases. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Cardiovascular Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cardiovascular Systems as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Cardiovascular Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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