Insider Trading Alert - CLR, BLK And WCN 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:

Continental Resources (CLR) - FREE Research Report

McNabb John T II, who is Director at Continental Resources, bought 500 shares at $141.02 on June 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.23% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $142.45, up $1.43, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Continental Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 42,300
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,333
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 42,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,333
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 43,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,778

The average volume for Continental Resources has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Continental Resources has a market cap of $26.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 25.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Continental Resources, Inc. is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in the north, south, and east regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.5. Currently, there are 14 analysts who rate Continental Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Continental Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share 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 Continental Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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BlackRock (BLK) - FREE Research Report

Smith Jeff A, who is Senior Managing Director at BlackRock, sold 600 shares at $304.52 on June 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Managing Director owned 29,421 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2% with the 600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $309.23, up $4.71, or 1.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for BlackRock go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,716
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,716
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,582

The average volume for BlackRock has been 652,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. BlackRock has a market cap of $51.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 2.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

BlackRock, Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate BlackRock a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BlackRock as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full BlackRock Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Waste Connections (WCN) - FREE Research Report

Netherton Susan, who is Vice President at Waste Connections, sold 900 shares at $45.55 on June 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 8,980 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.11% with the 900-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.94, up $0.39, or 0.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Waste Connections go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,286
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,510

The average volume for Waste Connections has been 587,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Waste Connections has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 5.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Waste Connections, Inc., an integrated municipal solid waste company, provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services primarily in the United States. The company operates in four segments: Western, Central, Eastern, and Exploration and Production (E&P). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Waste Connections a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Waste Connections as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Waste Connections Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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