Insider Trading Alert - BAS, WLP And DNR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 3, 2014, 107 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $420.42 to $5,791,625.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Huseman Kenneth V, who is Director at Basic Energy Services, sold 70,000 shares at $26.21 on June 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 425,305 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.13% with the 70,000-share transaction.

Patterson Thomas Monroe, who is President and CEO at Basic Energy Services, sold 2,000 shares at $27.34 on June 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 301,621 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.66% with the 2,000-share transaction.

Bissett John Cody, who is VP, Controller and CAO at Basic Energy Services, sold 1,000 shares at $26.28 on June 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Controller and CAO owned 49,205 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.99% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.76, down $0.52, or 2.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 73,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 226,177
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 439,153

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 65.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Basic Energy Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Basic Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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WellPoint (WLP) - FREE Research Report

Ryan William J, who is Director at WellPoint, sold 5,372 shares at $108.18 on June 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 32,573 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.16% with the 5,372-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $108.08, down $0.10, or 0.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for WellPoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,000

The average volume for WellPoint has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. WellPoint has a market cap of $30.3 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 16.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

WellPoint, Inc., a health benefits company, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of medical products in the United States. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid, and senior markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate WellPoint a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates WellPoint as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full WellPoint Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Denbury Resources (DNR) - FREE Research Report

Rhoades Alan, who is VP & Chief Accounting Officer at Denbury Resources, sold 10,000 shares at $16.88 on June 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Chief Accounting Officer owned 118,150 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.8% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.76, down $0.12, or 0.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Denbury Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,000

The average volume for Denbury Resources has been 4.1 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 1.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 1.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently, there are 9 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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