Insider Trading Alert - BAS, ENTG And ANSS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 26, 2014, 64 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $780.00 to $14,799,972.38.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Krenek Alan, who is SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer at Basic Energy Services, sold 1,000 shares at $24.42 on Aug. 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, CFO, Secretary, Treasurer owned 149,998 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.66% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.14, down $0.28, or 1.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 35,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 120,167
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,800
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 419,344

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 54.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Basic Energy Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Basic Energy Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Entegris (ENTG) - FREE Research Report

Murphy John J, who is Sr. Vice President -HR at Entegris, sold 41,810 shares at $11.99 on Aug. 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President -HR owned 56,574 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 42.5% with the 41,810-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.16, up $0.17, or 1.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Entegris go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,465
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,465
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,768

The average volume for Entegris has been 975,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Entegris has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 5.18% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Entegris, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies products and materials that are used in processing and manufacturing in the microelectronics and other high-technology industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.4. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Entegris a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Entegris as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins 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 Entegris Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ansys (ANSS) - FREE Research Report

Kocis Robert Andrew, who is Vp, Worldwide Sales & Support at Ansys, bought 1,200 shares at $82.61 on Aug. 26, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vp, Worldwide Sales & Support owned 1,200 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 1,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $82.00, down $0.61, or 0.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ansys go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,856

The average volume for Ansys has been 469,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ansys has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 6.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers, and students in the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, electronics, biomedical, energy, and defense industries, as well as academia worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Ansys a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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

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