Insider Trading Alert - CMS, GBX And BKD Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 14, 2014, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $95.00 to $17,134,950.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

CMS Energy (CMS) - FREE Research Report

Yasinsky John B, who is Director at CMS Energy, sold 5,000 shares at $29.35 on Aug. 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 34,395 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.69% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.63, up $0.28, or 0.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CMS Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,745
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,745
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,845

The average volume for CMS Energy has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CMS Energy has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 9.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CMS Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in Michigan, the United States. The company operates in three segments: Electric Utility, Gas Utility, and Enterprises. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate CMS Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CMS Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full CMS Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Greenbrier Companies (GBX) - FREE Research Report

Manning Anne, who is VP Corporate Controller at Greenbrier Companies, sold 2,500 shares at $64.30 on Aug. 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Corporate Controller owned 15,795 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.66% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.36, up $0.06, or 0.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Greenbrier Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 71,446
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 77,059

The average volume for Greenbrier Companies has been 646,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Greenbrier Companies has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 96.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Greenbrier Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Greenbrier Companies 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Greenbrier Companies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Brookdale Senior Living (BKD) - FREE Research Report

Kaestner H Todd, who is Executive Vice President at Brookdale Senior Living, sold 52,534 shares at $32.55 on Aug. 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 126,855 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.28% with the 52,534-share transaction.

Cobb L. Granger, who is Director at Brookdale Senior Living, sold 525,000 shares at $32.64 on Aug. 14, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 115,948 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 81.91% with the 525,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.88, up $0.24, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brookdale Senior Living go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.7 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.7 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 69
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.8 million

The average volume for Brookdale Senior Living has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brookdale Senior Living has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 20.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. owns and operates senior living communities in the United States. It operates in six segments: Retirement Centers, Assisted Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) Rental, CCRCs Entry Fee, Brookdale Ancillary Services, and Management Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 16.89%. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Brookdale Senior Living a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brookdale Senior Living as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Brookdale Senior Living Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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