Insider Trading Alert - PXD, LQDT And HPY Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 13, 2014, 182 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $2,715,292,313,281.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) - FREE Research Report

Ramsey Charles E Jr, who is Director at Pioneer Natural Resources, sold 1,857 shares at $200.97 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,683 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.23% with the 1,857-share transaction.

Risch Frank A, who is Director at Pioneer Natural Resources, sold 1,000 shares at $202.62 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,493 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.45% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Watson Jim Albert, who is Director at Pioneer Natural Resources, sold 1,000 shares at $200.44 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,427 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.46% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $206.13, up $5.69, or 2.76% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pioneer Natural Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,118
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,118

The average volume for Pioneer Natural Resources has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pioneer Natural Resources has a market cap of $29.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Pioneer Natural Resources Company operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company in the United States. The company produces and sells oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and gas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.04%. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Pioneer Natural Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pioneer Natural Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Pioneer Natural Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Liquidity Service (LQDT) - FREE Research Report

Mateus-Tique Jaime, who is Director at Liquidity Service, bought 180,000 shares at $12.64 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 368,262 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 95.61% with the 180,000-share transaction.

Rallo James M, who is CFO, Treasurer, President RSCG at Liquidity Service, bought 35,720 shares at $12.54 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the CFO, Treasurer, President RSCG owned 14,065 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 164.95% with the 35,720-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.73, up $1.19, or 8.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Liquidity Service go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 78,993
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 91,271
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 91,271

The average volume for Liquidity Service has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Liquidity Service has a market cap of $413.9 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 41.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Liquidity Services, Inc. operates online auction marketplaces for sellers and buyers of surplus, salvage, and scrap assets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Liquidity Service a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Liquidity Service as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Liquidity Service Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) - FREE Research Report

Carr Robert O, who is Chairman of the Board and CEO at Heartland Payment Systems, sold 12,500 shares at $40.66 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board and CEO owned 340,423 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.54% with the 12,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.98, down $0.68, or 1.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heartland Payment Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for Heartland Payment Systems has been 533,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heartland Payment Systems has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 18.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. provides card payment processing services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Heartland Payment Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Heartland Payment Systems as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, solid stock price performance 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 Heartland Payment Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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