Insider Trading Alert - NFX, PG And CAKE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 27, 2014, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $66.82 to $18,231,262.91.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Newfield Exploration (NFX) - FREE Research Report

Packer Gary D, who is EVP and COO at Newfield Exploration, sold 35,000 shares at $44.46 on Aug. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP and COO owned 227,072 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.36% with the 35,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.05, down $0.41, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Newfield Exploration go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,123
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 54,623
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 94,269

The average volume for Newfield Exploration has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Newfield Exploration has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 79.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Its primary areas of operation include the Mid-Continent, the Rocky Mountains, and onshore Gulf Coast. The company has a P/E ratio of 210.6. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Newfield Exploration a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Newfield Exploration as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Newfield Exploration Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Procter & Gamble (PG) - FREE Research Report

Giovanni Ciserani, who is GrpPres-Global Fabric&HomeCare at Procter & Gamble, sold 2,407 shares at $83.42 on Aug. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the GrpPres-Global Fabric&HomeCare owned 12,217 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.46% with the 2,407-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $83.05, down $0.37, or 0.44% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Procter & Gamble go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,646
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,811
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 63,805

The average volume for Procter & Gamble has been 7.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $225.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 2.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric Care and Home Care; and Baby, Feminine and Family Care. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Procter & Gamble 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Procter & Gamble Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) - FREE Research Report

Schmick Douglas L, who is Director at Cheesecake Factory, bought 525 shares at $45.33 on Aug. 27, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,035 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 20.92% with the 525-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.87, down $0.46, or 1.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cheesecake Factory go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 325
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,300
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 325
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,300
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,325
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,300

The average volume for Cheesecake Factory has been 703,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cheesecake Factory has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 7.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated owns and operates casual dining and full-service restaurants. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Cheesecake Factory a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cheesecake Factory 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Cheesecake Factory Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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