Insider Trading Alert - FINL, MWE And MFRM Traded By Insiders

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Thursday, July 3, 2014, 74 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $252.00 to $5,900,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Finish Line (FINL) - FREE Research Report

Kirkendall Bill, who is Evp at Finish Line, sold 1,000 shares at $30.24 on July 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 15,474 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.07% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.03, down $0.21, or 0.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Finish Line go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,402
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,670
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37,400

The average volume for Finish Line has been 668,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Finish Line has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 7.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Finish Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories in the United States. It operates Finish Line stores that offer performance and athletic shoes, as well as apparel and accessories for men, women, and kids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.06%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.7. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Finish Line a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Finish Line as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Finish Line Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MarkWest Energy Partners (MWE) - FREE Research Report

Nickerson Randy S, who is EVP, Chief Commercial Officer at MarkWest Energy Partners, sold 1,700 shares at $71.52 on July 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Commercial Officer owned 220,609 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.76% with the 1,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.19, up $0.67, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MarkWest Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,850
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,700
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,850
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,300
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,850
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,851

The average volume for MarkWest Energy Partners has been 921,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. MarkWest Energy Partners has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 9.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas. The company is also engaged in the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids; and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 167.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate MarkWest Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MarkWest Energy Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full MarkWest Energy Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mattress Firm (MFRM) - FREE Research Report

Fendrich Stephen G., who is EVP - Mergers & Acquisitions at Mattress Firm, sold 2,500 shares at $47.81 on July 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP - Mergers & Acquisitions owned 206,235 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.2% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.25, down $0.56, or 1.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mattress Firm go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,326
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,113
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,326
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 41,749
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,326
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 70,915

The average volume for Mattress Firm has been 216,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattress Firm has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 10.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Mattress Firm Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of mattresses, and related products and accessories in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.5. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Mattress Firm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mattress Firm as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mattress Firm Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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