Insider Trading Alert - APO, DNR And WMC 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:

Apollo Global Management (APO) - FREE Research Report

Richards Pauline, who is Director at Apollo Global Management, bought 1,200 shares at $24.23 on May 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,643 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6.17% with the 1,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.55, up $0.32, or 1.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Apollo Global Management go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,211
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,574
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,711
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,674
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,711
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 119,493

The average volume for Apollo Global Management has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apollo Global Management has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 22.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Apollo Global Management, LLC is a publicly owned investment manager. It primarily provides its services to endowment and sovereign wealth funds, as well as other institutional and individual investors. The firm manages client focused portfolios. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 17.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Apollo Global Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Apollo Global Management as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Apollo Global Management Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Denbury Resources (DNR) - FREE Research Report

Matthews James S., who is VP, General Counsel & Sec'y at Denbury Resources, sold 5,000 shares at $16.80 on May 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, General Counsel & Sec'y owned 78,572 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.98% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.86, up $0.06, or 0.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Denbury Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,000

The average volume for Denbury Resources has been 4.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Denbury Resources has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 2.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Denbury Resources Inc. operates as an oil and natural gas company in the United States. The company primarily focuses on enhanced oil recovery utilizing carbon dioxide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Denbury Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Denbury Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Denbury Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) - FREE Research Report

Carr Travis, who is Chief Operating Officer at Western Asset Mortgage Capital, bought 2,000 shares at $13.90 on May 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 7,485 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 36.46% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.04, up $0.14, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Asset Mortgage Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,350
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,350
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,350

The average volume for Western Asset Mortgage Capital has been 950,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Asset Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $573.2 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 6.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It primarily focuses on investing in, financing, and managing agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 35.08%. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Western Asset Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Asset Mortgage Capital as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Western Asset Mortgage Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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