Insider Trading Alert - AMTD, MHR And SE 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:

TD Ameritrade (AMTD) - FREE Research Report

Marlene M. Ricketts 1994 Dynasty Trust, who is 10% Owner at TD Ameritrade, sold 396,310 shares at $32.24 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 7.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.15% with the 396,310-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.54, up $0.30, or 0.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for TD Ameritrade go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 484,800
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 604,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 670,523

The average volume for TD Ameritrade has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. TD Ameritrade has a market cap of $17.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation provides securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate TD Ameritrade a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates TD Ameritrade as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full TD Ameritrade Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR) - FREE Research Report

Duckworth Rocky L, who is Director at Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, bought 2,000 shares at $6.21 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 27,819 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 7.75% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.58, up $0.37, or 5.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 60,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,400
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 65,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 300,400
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 65,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 300,400

The average volume for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 10.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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Spectra Energy (SE) - FREE Research Report

Ebel Gregory L, who is President and CEO at Spectra Energy, bought 6,200 shares at $40.42 on Aug. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 223,875 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.85% with the 6,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.84, up $0.42, or 1.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Spectra Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,500

The average volume for Spectra Energy has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Spectra Energy has a market cap of $27.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 14.51% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Spectra Energy Corp., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a portfolio of natural gas-related energy assets in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Spectra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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