Insider Trading Alert - UVV, WNR And DAR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 2, 2014, 92 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $256.46 to $6,915,950.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Universal (UVV) - FREE Research Report

Adams John B Jr, who is Director at Universal, sold 1,925 shares at $53.42 on June 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,827 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.27% with the 1,925-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.63, down $0.79, or 1.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Universal go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,066

The average volume for Universal has been 215,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and tobacco industry. Shares are down 3.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Universal Corporation operates as a leaf tobacco merchant and processor worldwide. It is engaged in procuring, financing, processing, packing, storing, and shipping leaf tobacco for sale to, or for the account of, manufacturers of consumer tobacco products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.81%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Universal a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Universal 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, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Universal Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Western Refining (WNR) - FREE Research Report

Beyersdorfer Jeffrey S., who is Sr. VP - Treasurer at Western Refining, sold 5,000 shares at $41.00 on June 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP - Treasurer owned 52,271 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.73% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.17, up $0.17, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Refining go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 112,670
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 162,670
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 272,670

The average volume for Western Refining has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Refining has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 2.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Western Refining, Inc. operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Western Refining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Refining as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. 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 Western Refining Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Darling Ingredients (DAR) - FREE Research Report

Stuewe Randall C, who is Chairman and CEO at Darling Ingredients, sold 35,703 shares at $20.06 on June 2, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman and CEO owned 938,649 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.66% with the 35,703-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.12, down $0.94, or 4.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Darling Ingredients go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 824
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,911
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,911

The average volume for Darling Ingredients has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Darling Ingredients has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 7.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Darling Ingredients Inc. develops and produces natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients worldwide. It offers a range ingredients and specialty products for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy, and fertilizer industries. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.5. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Darling Ingredients a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Darling Ingredients as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Darling Ingredients Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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