Insider Trading Alert - GPK, MKSI And HGR 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:

Graphic Packaging (GPK) - FREE Research Report

Schmal Michael R, who is SVP, Beverage Packaging at Graphic Packaging, sold 29,000 shares at $12.57 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Beverage Packaging owned 204,127 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.44% with the 29,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.52, down $0.05, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Graphic Packaging go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 641,327
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 681,327
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.1 million

The average volume for Graphic Packaging has been 4.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Graphic Packaging has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 29.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Graphic Packaging Holding Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides packaging solutions in the United States, Canada, Central/South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Paperboard Packaging and Flexible Packaging. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Graphic Packaging a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Graphic Packaging as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Graphic Packaging Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MKS Instruments (MKSI) - FREE Research Report

Bagshaw Seth H, who is Vice President, CFO, Treasurer at MKS Instruments, sold 400 shares at $33.47 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President, CFO, Treasurer owned 31,401 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.26% with the 400-share transaction.

Colella Gerard G, who is CEO, President, Director at MKS Instruments, sold 3,000 shares at $33.02 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO, President, Director owned 14,591 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.05% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.00, down $0.02, or 0.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MKS Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,546
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,161
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 31,546

The average volume for MKS Instruments has been 274,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. MKS Instruments has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 10.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MKS Instruments, Inc. operates as a provider of instruments, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor, and analyze critical parameters of manufacturing processes in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate MKS Instruments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MKS Instruments 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, reasonable valuation levels 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 MKS Instruments Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Hanger (HGR) - FREE Research Report

Pettingill Richard, who is Director at Hanger, bought 4,810 shares at $20.79 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,284 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 87.87% with the 4,810-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.68, up $0.89, or 4.12% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hanger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,656
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 86,850

The average volume for Hanger has been 433,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hanger has a market cap of $729.8 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 46.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Hanger, Inc. provides orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care services, distributes O&P devices and components, manages O&P networks, and offers therapeutic solutions in the United States. It operates in two segments, Patient Care, and Products & Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.5. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Hanger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Hanger as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Hanger Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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