Insider Trading Alert - CHK, EA And HXL 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:

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Michael A, who is SVP, Accounting Controller at Chesapeake Energy, sold 20,000 shares at $30.01 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Accounting Controller owned 470,544 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.08% with the 20,000-share transaction.

Jacobson Douglas J, who is Executive Vice President at Chesapeake Energy, sold 12,500 shares at $30.00 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 866,692 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.42% with the 12,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.98, down $0.02, or 0.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chesapeake Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 54,250
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 64,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 70,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,500

The average volume for Chesapeake Energy has been 9.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chesapeake Energy has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 10.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Chesapeake Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Chesapeake 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Chesapeake Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Electronic Arts (EA) - FREE Research Report

Linzner Joel, who is EVP Legal & Business Affairs at Electronic Arts, sold 19,800 shares at $35.50 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Legal & Business Affairs owned 156,462 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.23% with the 19,800-share transaction.

Toledano Gabrielle B, who is EVP, and Chief Talent Officer at Electronic Arts, sold 45,000 shares at $35.50 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, and Chief Talent Officer owned 6,492 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 87.39% with the 45,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.57, down $0.93, or 2.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Electronic Arts go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 143,904
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 183,904
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 183,904

The average volume for Electronic Arts has been 4.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Electronic Arts has a market cap of $10.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 52.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, markets, publishes, and distributes game software content and services for video game consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and electronic readers, and the Internet. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Electronic Arts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Electronic Arts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Electronic Arts Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hexcel (HXL) - FREE Research Report

Hill David Charles, who is Director at Hexcel, sold 1,500 shares at $42.09 on May 13, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,948 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 43.5% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.70, down $0.39, or 0.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hexcel go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,002
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,002
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,935

The average volume for Hexcel has been 621,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hexcel has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 5.08% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Hexcel Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of lightweight and high-performance structural materials for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense, and industrial applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.1. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Hexcel a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hexcel 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Hexcel Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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