Insider Trading Alert - NTCT, SPLK And CHK 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:

NetScout Systems (NTCT) - FREE Research Report

Bua Jean A, who is See Remarks at NetScout Systems, sold 1,666 shares at $39.07 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the See Remarks owned 15,246 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.85% with the 1,666-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.83, up $0.76, or 1.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NetScout Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,666
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,666
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,114

The average volume for NetScout Systems has been 249,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. NetScout Systems has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 34.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

NetScout Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, licenses, sells, and supports unified service delivery management, service assurance, and application and network performance management solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate NetScout Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NetScout Systems 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full NetScout Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Splunk (SPLK) - FREE Research Report

Smith Graham, who is Director at Splunk, sold 5,000 shares at $45.17 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 99,565 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.78% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Neustaetter Thomas M, who is Director at Splunk, sold 300 shares at $45.00 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 47,753 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.62% with the 300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.26, up $0.26, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Splunk go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 34,050
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 176,774
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 312,409

The average volume for Splunk has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Splunk has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 35.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Splunk, Inc. provides software solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. Currently, there are 14 analysts who rate Splunk a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Splunk as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Splunk Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Chesapeake Energy (CHK) - FREE Research Report

Ryan Thomas L, who is Director at Chesapeake Energy, bought 4,000 shares at $27.98 on May 21, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 63,414 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6.73% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.14, up $0.16, or 0.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chesapeake Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 54,250
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 64,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 70,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,500

The average volume for Chesapeake Energy has been 9.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Chesapeake Energy has a market cap of $18.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 1.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Chesapeake Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 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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