Insider Trading Alert - PEIX, BZH And MNRO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 6, 2014, 78 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $704.00 to $5,552,766.23.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) - FREE Research Report

Layne Larry D, who is Director at Pacific Ethanol, sold 15,000 shares at $19.19 on Aug. 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 9,433 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 61.39% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $19.07, down $0.12, or 0.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pacific Ethanol go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,676
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,676
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,592
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,676
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,592

The average volume for Pacific Ethanol has been 994,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pacific Ethanol has a market cap of $384.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 270.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States. It sells ethanol to gasoline refining and distribution companies. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.6. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Pacific Ethanol a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pacific Ethanol 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Pacific Ethanol Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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