Insider Trading Alert - ARCP, PFPT And SEAS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 22, 2014, 122 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $90.00 to $13,547,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) - FREE Research Report

Bowman Scott J., who is Director at American Realty Capital Properties, bought 10,000 shares at $12.27 on May 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 80,372 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 14.21% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.41, up $0.14, or 1.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Realty Capital Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 141,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 146,500

The average volume for American Realty Capital Properties has been 10.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Realty Capital Properties has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 3.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 8.16%. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate American Realty Capital Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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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Proofpoint (PFPT) - FREE Research Report

Steele Gary, who is Chief Executive Officer at Proofpoint, sold 20,000 shares at $30.17 on May 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 101,689 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.44% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.84, up $0.67, or 2.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Proofpoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 55,103
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 145,342

The average volume for Proofpoint has been 658,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Proofpoint has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 4.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Proofpoint, Inc. provides threat protection, regulatory compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communication solutions worldwide. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Proofpoint a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Proofpoint as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Proofpoint Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) - FREE Research Report

Taylor George Anthony, who is See Remarks at SeaWorld Entertainment, sold 2,339 shares at $30.70 on May 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the See Remarks owned 78,877 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.88% with the 2,339-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.08, up $0.38, or 1.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SeaWorld Entertainment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,654
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,332
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 140,349

The average volume for SeaWorld Entertainment has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. SeaWorld Entertainment has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 7.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. operates as a theme park and entertainment company in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate SeaWorld Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SeaWorld Entertainment as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full SeaWorld Entertainment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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