Insider Trading Alert - MTDR, DIN And ARCP Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 16, 2014, 187 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $632,004,766.20.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Matador Resources (MTDR) - FREE Research Report

Foran Joseph Wm, who is Chairman and CEO at Matador Resources, bought 5,000 shares at $23.60 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 33,250 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.7% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.80, up $1.20, or 4.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Matador Resources go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,500

The average volume for Matador Resources has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Matador Resources has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 32.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Matador Resources Company, an independent energy company, acquires, explores, develops, and produces oil and natural gas resources in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Matador Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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DineEquity (DIN) - FREE Research Report

Ray Gilbert T, who is Director at DineEquity, sold 3,200 shares at $79.97 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,848 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.31% with the 3,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $79.73, down $0.24, or 0.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for DineEquity go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 41
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 41
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 316,605
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 41
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 316,605

The average volume for DineEquity has been 137,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. DineEquity has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 4.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

DineEquity, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, franchises, and operates full-service restaurant chains in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate DineEquity a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates DineEquity as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full DineEquity Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) - FREE Research Report

Bowman Scott J., who is Director at American Realty Capital Properties, bought 10,000 shares at $13.08 on May 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 70,372 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.56% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.95, down $0.13, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Realty Capital Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 131,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 136,500

The average volume for American Realty Capital Properties has been 9.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Realty Capital Properties has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 1.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.56%. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate American Realty Capital Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Realty Capital Properties as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Realty Capital Properties Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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