Insider Trading Alert - ARP, MAR And AFG Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 12, 2014, 142 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $463.50 to $302,316,738.76.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Atlas Resource Partners (ARP) - FREE Research Report

Cooperman Leon G, who is 10% Owner at Atlas Resource Partners, bought 74,475 shares at $19.22 on May 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.96% with the 74,475-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.48, up $0.26, or 1.32% 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 838,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Atlas Resource Partners has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 5.08% 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 12.17%. 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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Marriott International (MAR) - FREE Research Report

Marriott John W Iii, who is Director at Marriott International, sold 150,000 shares at $58.01 on May 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 598,818 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.03% with the 150,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.91, up $0.90, or 1.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Marriott International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 61,213
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 117,662

The average volume for Marriott International has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Marriott International has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 20% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through four segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, International, and Luxury. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.2. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Marriott International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Marriott International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marriott International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Financial Group (AFG) - FREE Research Report

Lindner S Craig, who is Co-CEO & Co-President at American Financial Group, sold 50,000 shares at $58.84 on May 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Co-CEO & Co-President owned 3.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.58% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.03, up $0.19, or 0.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 215
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 215
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,458

The average volume for American Financial Group has been 323,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Financial Group has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 2.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

American Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance products in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate American Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Financial Group 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, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full American Financial Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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