Insider Trading Alert - NUAN, KOS And CMS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 5, 2014, 114 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $201.96 to $442,750,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Nuance Communications (NUAN) - FREE Research Report

Beaudoin Thomas L, who is Executive VP Finance & Chief F at Nuance Communications, sold 5,000 shares at $17.81 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP Finance & Chief F owned 450,570 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.1% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Tempesta Daniel David, who is SVP Chief Accounting Officer & at Nuance Communications, sold 2,000 shares at $17.77 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP Chief Accounting Officer & owned 175,797 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.12% with the 2,000-share transaction.

Bowden Adam Bruce, who is Executive VP Corporate Strateg at Nuance Communications, sold 375 shares at $18.05 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP Corporate Strateg owned 242,336 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.15% with the 375-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.91, down $0.14, or 0.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nuance Communications go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,657
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 90,500

The average volume for Nuance Communications has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nuance Communications has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 19.61% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Nuance Communications, Inc. provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Nuance Communications a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Nuance Communications as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Nuance Communications Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kosmos Energy (KOS) - FREE Research Report

Hayes William S, who is SVP, Government Affairs at Kosmos Energy, sold 16,000 shares at $9.50 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Government Affairs owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.27% with the 16,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.44, down $0.06, or 0.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kosmos Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10.4 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10.7 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11.9 million

The average volume for Kosmos Energy has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kosmos Energy has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 13.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. explores and produces oil and gas in Africa, Europe, and South America. Its asset portfolio includes production and other projects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco, and Suriname. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.1. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Kosmos Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kosmos Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kosmos Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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CMS Energy (CMS) - FREE Research Report

Reynolds Catherine M, who is SVP and General Counsel at CMS Energy, sold 5,000 shares at $28.40 on Aug. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP and General Counsel owned 72,041 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.49% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.07, down $0.33, or 1.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CMS Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,100
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,100
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,100

The average volume for CMS Energy has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CMS Energy has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 7.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

CMS Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan, the United States. The company operates in three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate CMS Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CMS Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity 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 CMS Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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