Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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: Halliburton (HAL) - FREE Research Report Pope Lawrence J, who is EVP Administration & CHRO at Halliburton, sold 3,000 shares at $67.76 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP Administration & CHRO owned 150,126 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.96% with the 3,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $68.47, up $0.71, or 1.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Halliburton go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 3,001
12-Week # shares sold: 51,516
24-Week # shares sold: 187,213
The average volume for Halliburton has been 6.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Halliburton has a market cap of $58.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 35.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Halliburton Company provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas to oil and gas companies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Completion and Production, and Drilling and Evaluation. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9. Currently, there are 19 analysts who rate Halliburton a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on HAL - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Halliburton as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Halliburton Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.