Insider Trading Alert - MHR, BFAM And RSG Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 18, 2014, 77 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $879.50 to $18,369,675.13.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR) - FREE Research Report

Ferguson Hershal C III, who is Evp at Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, sold 50,000 shares at $8.26 on June 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 386,590 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.45% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.19, down $0.07, or 0.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 225,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 225,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 225,000

The average volume for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 12.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, explores for, exploits, acquires, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid resources in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.25%. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM) - FREE Research Report

Brown Roger H, who is Director at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, sold 20,000 shares at $42.00 on June 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 35,399 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 36.1% with the 20,000-share transaction.

Lissy David H, who is Chief Executive Officer at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, sold 25,000 shares at $42.00 on June 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 242,660 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.34% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.83, up $0.83, or 1.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Bright Horizons Family Solutions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,400
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 64,619
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 230,098

The average volume for Bright Horizons Family Solutions has been 260,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bright Horizons Family Solutions has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 16.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. provides child care and early education, and other services for employers and families. It operates through three segments: Full-Service Center-Based Child Care, Back-Up Dependent Care, and Other Educational Advisory Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.6. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Bright Horizons Family Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bright Horizons Family Solutions as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Bright Horizons Family Solutions Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Republic Services (RSG) - FREE Research Report

Cascade Investment Llc, who is 10% Owner at Republic Services, bought 500,693 shares at $36.69 on June 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 90.6 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.56% with the 500,693-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.24, up $0.55, or 1.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Republic Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 426,682
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 426,682
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 426,682

The average volume for Republic Services has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 11.93% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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