Insider Trading Alert - EGHT, KS And XEC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 27, 2014, 112 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $347.00 to $12,590,905.04.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

8x8 (EGHT) - FREE Research Report

Verma Vikram, who is Chief Executive Officer at 8x8, bought 38,000 shares at $7.42 on May 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 163,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 30.4% with the 38,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.50, up $0.08, or 1.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for 8x8 go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,200

The average volume for 8x8 has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. 8X8 has a market cap of $637.1 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 28.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

8x8, Inc. provides unified communications and collaboration (UCC) services in the cloud for small and medium businesses, and mid-market and distributed enterprises. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.3. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate 8x8 a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates 8x8 as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full 8x8 Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KapStone Paper And Packaging (KS) - FREE Research Report

Furer Jonathan R, who is Director at KapStone Paper And Packaging, sold 22,750 shares at $28.51 on May 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.71% with the 22,750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.65, up $0.14, or 0.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KapStone Paper And Packaging go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 31,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 101,619
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 321,619

The average volume for KapStone Paper And Packaging has been 942,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. KapStone Paper And Packaging has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 4.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation produces and sells containerboard, corrugated products, and specialty paper products in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate KapStone Paper And Packaging a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KapStone Paper And Packaging as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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 KapStone Paper And Packaging Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cimarex Energy (XEC) - FREE Research Report

Teague L Paul, who is Director at Cimarex Energy, sold 1,070 shares at $128.57 on May 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 44,155 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.37% with the 1,070-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $127.61, down $0.96, or 0.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cimarex Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,747
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,747
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,814

The average volume for Cimarex Energy has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy has a market cap of $11.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 22.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The company owns interests in 4,160 net productive oil and gas wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.51%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Cimarex Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cimarex Energy 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. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Cimarex Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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