Insider Trading Alert - ARCB, CRK And MFRM Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 12, 2014, 62 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $8,936,360.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

ArcBest (ARCB) - FREE Research Report

Fieweger Kathleen A, who is Chief Mktg Officer-VP(1) at ArcBest, bought 500 shares at $33.08 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Mktg Officer-VP(1) owned 5,400 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 10.2% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.98, up $0.90, or 2.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ArcBest go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,206

The average volume for ArcBest has been 282,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. ArcBest has a market cap of $865.4 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 1.16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

ArcBest Corporation provides freight transportation services and integrated logistics solutions worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate ArcBest a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates ArcBest 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 good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full ArcBest Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Comstock Resources (CRK) - FREE Research Report

Burns Roland O, who is President & CFO at Comstock Resources, bought 250 shares at $25.45 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CFO owned 814,518 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.03% with the 250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.06, down $1.39, or 5.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Comstock Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,320
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,320
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,320

The average volume for Comstock Resources has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Comstock Resources has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 28.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Comstock Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, acquires, develops, explores, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Its oil and gas operations are primarily located in East Texas/North Louisiana and South Texas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.02%. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Comstock Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Comstock Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Comstock Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Mattress Firm (MFRM) - FREE Research Report

Murphy Kenneth E. III, who is Chief Operating Officer at Mattress Firm, sold 2,500 shares at $54.03 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 39,249 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.99% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.24, up $3.21, or 5.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mattress Firm go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,326
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,242
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,326
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 45,683
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,326
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 82,424

The average volume for Mattress Firm has been 221,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattress Firm has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 31.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Mattress Firm Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of mattresses, and related products and accessories in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.4. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Mattress Firm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Mattress Firm as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Mattress Firm Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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