Insider Trading Alert - CRR, IEX And CAR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 20, 2014, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $712.40 to $14,201,355.08.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Carbo Ceramics (CRR) - FREE Research Report

Conkle Don P, who is Vice President at Carbo Ceramics, bought 1,960 shares at $107.61 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 30,830 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6.79% with the 1,960-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $105.78, down $1.83, or 1.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carbo Ceramics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,500

The average volume for Carbo Ceramics has been 441,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Carbo Ceramics has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 9.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

CARBO Ceramics Inc., an oilfield services technology company, manufactures and sells ceramic proppants, resin-coated ceramic, and resin-coated sand proppants for use in the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.23%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.9. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Carbo Ceramics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carbo Ceramics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Carbo Ceramics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Idex (IEX) - FREE Research Report

Notaro Frank J, who is SVP-General Counsel &Secretary at Idex, sold 4,500 shares at $77.20 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP-General Counsel &Secretary owned 21,082 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.59% with the 4,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.53, up $0.33, or 0.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Idex go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,250

The average volume for Idex has been 331,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Idex has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 5.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

IDEX Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various pumps, flow meters, other fluidics systems and components, and engineered products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.9. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Idex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Idex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Idex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Avis Budget Group (CAR) - FREE Research Report

Siniscalchi Patric, who is Pres, Latin Amer, Asia&Pacific at Avis Budget Group, sold 20,731 shares at $69.51 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres, Latin Amer, Asia&Pacific owned 54,450 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.57% with the 20,731-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.18, down $0.33, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Avis Budget Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 49,375
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,375
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 53,249

The average volume for Avis Budget Group has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Avis Budget Group has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 70.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Avis Budget Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides car and truck rentals, car sharing, and ancillary services to businesses and consumers worldwide. The company has three segments: North America, International, and Truck Rental. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Avis Budget Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Avis Budget Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Avis Budget Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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