Insider Trading Alert - CRR, MPWR And REX Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 75 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $579.80 to $30,236,074.44.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Carbo Ceramics (CRR) - FREE Research Report

Deaton Chad C, who is Director at Carbo Ceramics, bought 1,500 shares at $102.10 on Aug. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,098 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 26.8% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $107.64, up $5.54, or 5.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carbo Ceramics go as follows:

  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500

The average volume for Carbo Ceramics has been 397,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carbo Ceramics has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 12.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

CARBO Ceramics Inc., an oilfield services technology company, manufactures and sells ceramic proppants, resin-coated ceramic, and resin-coated sand proppants for use in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Carbo Ceramics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carbo Ceramics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Carbo Ceramics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) - FREE Research Report

Rao Meera, who is Cfo at Monolithic Power Systems, sold 4,863 shares at $42.13 on Aug. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 41,509 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.49% with the 4,863-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.72, up $0.59, or 1.37% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monolithic Power Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,928
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,788
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 225,849

The average volume for Monolithic Power Systems has been 293,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monolithic Power Systems has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 21.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for storage and computing, consumer electronics, communications, and industrial/automotive markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Monolithic Power Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monolithic Power Systems 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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Monolithic Power Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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REX American Resources (REX) - FREE Research Report

Rose Stuart A, who is Cob; Ceo at REX American Resources, sold 18,000 shares at $91.60 on Aug. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cob; Ceo owned 764,758 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.3% with the 18,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $89.73, down $1.87, or 2.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for REX American Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 218,446
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 470,033
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 780,726

The average volume for REX American Resources has been 137,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. REX American Resources has a market cap of $722.0 million and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are up 98.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

REX American Resources Corporation, through its subsidiaries, produces and sells ethanol. The company operates in two segments, Alternative Energy and Real Estate. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate REX American Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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