Insider Trading Alert - SMG, CNQR And DATA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 19, 2014, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $13,978,760.18.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Scotts Miracle Gro (SMG) - FREE Research Report

Porter Michael E, who is Director at Scotts Miracle Gro, bought 810 shares at $56.89 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,190 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 4.41% with the 810-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.64, up $0.75, or 1.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Scotts Miracle Gro go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,873
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 74,235
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 144,235

The average volume for Scotts Miracle Gro has been 283,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Scotts Miracle Gro has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 7.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, and selling consumer lawn and garden care products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Scotts Miracle Gro a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Scotts Miracle Gro as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Scotts Miracle Gro Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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