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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Beazer Homes USA (BZH) - FREE Research Report

Acton Elizabeth S, who is Director at Beazer Homes USA, bought 1,000 shares at $16.42 on Aug. 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,560 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 10.46% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.59, up $0.17, or 1.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Beazer Homes USA go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 44,172
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 61,172
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 61,172

The average volume for Beazer Homes USA has been 769,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Beazer Homes USA has a market cap of $438.5 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are down 33.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. designs, builds, and sells single-family and multi-family homes in the United States. It provides homes for entry-level, move-up, or retirement-oriented buyers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.43%. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Beazer Homes USA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Beazer Homes USA as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Beazer Homes USA Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) - FREE Research Report

Glickman Donald, who is Director at Monro Muffler Brake, sold 10,260 shares at $51.57 on Aug. 6, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 166,955 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.79% with the 10,260-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.32, up $0.75, or 1.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monro Muffler Brake go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,260
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,260
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 73,260

The average volume for Monro Muffler Brake has been 210,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monro Muffler Brake has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are down 7.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Monro Muffler Brake, Inc. provides automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States. The company offers a range of services on passenger cars, light trucks, and vans for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems; and steering, drive train, suspension, and wheel alignment. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Monro Muffler Brake a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monro Muffler Brake as a buy. 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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. 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 Monro Muffler Brake Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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