Insider Trading Alert - CHMT, NTCT And MHR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 18, 2014, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $81.56 to $73,500,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Chemtura (CHMT) - FREE Research Report

Catalano Anna C, who is Director at Chemtura, sold 1,042 shares at $24.09 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 30,120 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.34% with the 1,042-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.61, up $0.52, or 2.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Chemtura go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,240
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,740
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 67,554

The average volume for Chemtura has been 810,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Chemtura has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 10.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Chemtura Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets performance-driven engineered specialty chemicals primarily for industrial manufacturing customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 106.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Chemtura a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Chemtura as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chemtura Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NetScout Systems (NTCT) - FREE Research Report

Bua Jean A, who is See Remarks at NetScout Systems, sold 1,667 shares at $44.93 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the See Remarks owned 11,912 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.28% with the 1,667-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.10, up $1.17, or 2.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NetScout Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,667
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,667
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 12,999

The average volume for NetScout Systems has been 229,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. NetScout Systems has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 52.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

NetScout Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, licenses, sells, and supports network, application, and service assurance solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate NetScout Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NetScout 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full NetScout Systems Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR) - FREE Research Report

Hurley Stephen C, who is Director at Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, bought 20,000 shares at $6.20 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 122,015 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 19.6% with the 20,000-share transaction.

Bailes James Raleigh, who is Director at Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, bought 10,000 shares at $6.29 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 171,072 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6.21% with the 10,000-share transaction.

McClaugherty Joe L, who is Director at Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, bought 5,000 shares at $6.23 on Aug. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 967,797 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.52% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.83, up $0.60, or 8.84% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,400
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 290,400
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 290,400

The average volume for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 14.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, explores for, exploits, acquires, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid resources in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.25%. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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