Insider Trading Alert - WFM, BXP And PDCE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 15, 2014, 142 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $600.00 to $30,330,507.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Whole Foods Market (WFM) - FREE Research Report

Tindell William A, who is Director at Whole Foods Market, bought 13,256 shares at $39.41 on May 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 66,750 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.78% with the 13,256-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.57, down $0.84, or 2.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Whole Foods Market go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 46,113

The average volume for Whole Foods Market has been 5.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Whole Foods Market has a market cap of $14.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 32.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. operates as a retailer of natural and organic foods. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.8. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Whole Foods Market a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Whole Foods Market 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 and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Whole Foods Market Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Boston Properties (BXP) - FREE Research Report

Koop Bryan J, who is Senior Vice President at Boston Properties, sold 10,000 shares at $118.62 on May 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 20,210 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.1% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $119.28, up $0.66, or 0.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Boston Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 9,002
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,000

The average volume for Boston Properties has been 780,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston Properties has a market cap of $18.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.2. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Boston Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Boston Properties as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Boston Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PDC Energy (PDCE) - FREE Research Report

Swoveland Jeffrey C, who is Director at PDC Energy, sold 3,000 shares at $60.26 on May 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 25,236 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.62% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.61, down $1.65, or 2.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PDC Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,354
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,354

The average volume for PDC Energy has been 968,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. PDC Energy has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 11.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

PDC Energy, Inc., an independent exploration and production company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 130.1. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate PDC Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PDC Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full PDC Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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