Insider Trading Alert - WNR, MA And XEC 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:

Western Refining (WNR) - FREE Research Report

Dalke Gary R, who is Chief Financial Officer at Western Refining, sold 7,500 shares at $45.00 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 62,003 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.79% with the 7,500-share transaction.

Weaver Scott D, who is VP, Asst. Treasurer at Western Refining, sold 100,000 shares at $44.54 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Asst. Treasurer owned 1.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.9% with the 100,000-share transaction.

Stevens Jeff A, who is President & CEO at Western Refining, sold 200,000 shares at $44.68 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 3.5 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.45% with the 200,000-share transaction.

Jewell William R, who is Chief Accounting Officer at Western Refining, sold 10,000 shares at $45.00 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 93,443 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.67% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.52, down $0.48, or 1.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Refining go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 140,118
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 307,670

The average volume for Western Refining has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Refining has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 5.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Western Refining, Inc. operates as an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Western Refining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Refining as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Western Refining Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MasterCard (MA) - FREE Research Report

MasterCard Foundation, who is 10% Owner at MasterCard, sold 40,212 shares at $75.00 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 118.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.03% with the 40,212-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $76.07, up $1.07, or 1.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 218,715
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 228,013
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 294,580

The average volume for MasterCard has been 4.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $84.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 9.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.3. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MasterCard 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, growth in earnings per share, 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 MasterCard Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cimarex Energy (XEC) - FREE Research Report

Lambuth John, who is Vice President-Exploration at Cimarex Energy, sold 1,335 shares at $138.54 on Aug. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President-Exploration owned 71,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.85% with the 1,335-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $137.53, down $1.01, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cimarex Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,265
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 19,520
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,520

The average volume for Cimarex Energy has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Cimarex Energy has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 30.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Cimarex Energy Co. operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. The company owns interests in 4,160 net productive oil and gas wells. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate Cimarex Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cimarex Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Cimarex Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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