Insider Trading Alert - WM, SYRG And SM Traded By Insiders

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Friday, July 18, 2014, 26 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,005.52 to $2,584,247.39.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Waste Management (WM) - FREE Research Report

Clark Frank M, who is Director at Waste Management, sold 702 shares at $44.34 on July 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 25,718 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.66% with the 702-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.31, down $0.03, or 0.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Waste Management go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,194
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,194
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,194

The average volume for Waste Management has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Waste Management has a market cap of $20.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 0.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Waste Management, Inc. provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. It offers collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 129.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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

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Synergy Resources (SYRG) - FREE Research Report

Seward George L, who is Director at Synergy Resources, bought 20,000 shares at $12.05 on July 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.1 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.98% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.96, down $0.09, or 0.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Synergy Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 34,415
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,725
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 34,415
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,725
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 34,415
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 18,725

The average volume for Synergy Resources has been 865,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Synergy Resources has a market cap of $929.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 27.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Synergy Resources Corporation acquires, explores, develops, produces, and exploits crude oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Wattenberg field in Denver-Julesburg Basin in northeast Colorado. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.1. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Synergy Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Synergy Resources 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Synergy Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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SM Energy (SM) - FREE Research Report

Leyendecker Gregory T, who is Sr. VP & Regional Manager at SM Energy, sold 1,933 shares at $78.13 on July 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP & Regional Manager owned 42,779 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.32% with the 1,933-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.57, down $1.56, or 2.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SM Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 784
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 784
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 784

The average volume for SM Energy has been 914,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. SM Energy has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate SM Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SM Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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 SM Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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