Insider Trading Alert - AEP, REX And BAS Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, 95 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $116.62 to $15,679,644.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Electric Power (AEP) - FREE Research Report

Tierney Brian X, who is Executive VP, CFO at American Electric Power, sold 8,603 shares at $50.92 on Aug. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP, CFO owned 9,084 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 48.64% with the 8,603-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.42, up $0.50, or 0.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Electric Power go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,771
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,771
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,548

The average volume for American Electric Power has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Electric Power has a market cap of $25.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 9.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.91%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate American Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Electric Power as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, 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 American Electric Power 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 36,000 shares at $95.07 on Aug. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Cob; Ceo owned 692,758 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.94% with the 36,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $95.07, up $0.00, or 0% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for REX American Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 175,446
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 529,033
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 839,726

The average volume for REX American Resources has been 147,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. REX American Resources has a market cap of $768.9 million and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are up 110.76% 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 14.6. 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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Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Krenek Alan, who is SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer at Basic Energy Services, sold 4,000 shares at $24.90 on Aug. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer owned 150,998 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.58% with the 4,000-share transaction.

Patterson Thomas Monroe, who is President and CEO at Basic Energy Services, sold 3,000 shares at $25.00 on Aug. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 295,621 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.20, down $0.80, or 3.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 39,167
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 186,167
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 432,344

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 50.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Basic Energy Services 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 poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Basic Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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