Insider Trading Alert - ACAS, HFC And AAWW Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 21, 2014, 140 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $401.00 to $744,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Capital (ACAS) - FREE Research Report

Flax Samuel Allan, who is EVP, GC and Secretary at American Capital, sold 813 shares at $14.80 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, GC and Secretary owned 400,746 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.2% with the 813-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.76, down $0.04, or 0.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,397
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 134,806
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 353,189

The average volume for American Capital has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 5.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

American Capital, Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in management and employee buyouts, subordinated debt, leveraged finance, mezzanine, acquisition, recapitalization, middle market, early venture, mature, industry consolidation, and growth capital investments. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate American Capital a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Capital as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full American Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HollyFrontier (HFC) - FREE Research Report

Stump James M., who is SVP, Refinery Operations at HollyFrontier, sold 5,000 shares at $50.05 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Refinery Operations owned 40,925 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.89% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.10, down $0.95, or 1.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HollyFrontier go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,507
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,507
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 119,074

The average volume for HollyFrontier has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. HollyFrontier has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 2.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

HollyFrontier Corporation operates as an independent petroleum refiner in the United States. It produces high-value refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, liquid petroleum gas, fuel oil, and specialty and modified asphalt. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate HollyFrontier a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HollyFrontier as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full HollyFrontier Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) - FREE Research Report

Dietrich John W, who is Evp & Coo at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, sold 5,804 shares at $38.39 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp & Coo owned 20,748 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.86% with the 5,804-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.78, down $1.61, or 4.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,244
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 44,687
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 44,687

The average volume for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has been 313,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has a market cap of $922.0 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 12.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services worldwide. It operates through ACMI, AMC Charter, Commercial Charter, and Dry Leasing segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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