Insider Trading Alert - HLX, CNMD And RSG Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Aug. 28, 2014, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $768.00 to $8,462,565.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) - FREE Research Report

Tripodo Anthony, who is Executive Vice President & CFO at Helix Energy Solutions Group, sold 4,557 shares at $26.75 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President & CFO owned 182,164 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.44% with the 4,557-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.00, up $0.25, or 0.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Helix Energy Solutions Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,678
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 31,678

The average volume for Helix Energy Solutions Group has been 764,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 16.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., an offshore energy company, together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Helix Energy Solutions Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Helix Energy Solutions Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. 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 Helix Energy Solutions Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Conmed (CNMD) - FREE Research Report

Abraham William, who is EVP-Business Development at Conmed, sold 7,423 shares at $38.36 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP-Business Development owned 1,486 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 83.32% with the 7,423-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.23, up $0.87, or 2.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Conmed go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,600
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,600
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,600

The average volume for Conmed has been 213,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Conmed has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 7.76% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CONMED Corporation provides surgical devices and equipment for minimally invasive procedures and monitoring. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.4. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Conmed a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Conmed as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year 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 Conmed Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Republic Services (RSG) - FREE Research Report

Cascade Investment Llc, who is 10% Owner at Republic Services, bought 211,284 shares at $39.29 on Aug. 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 101.5 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.21% with the 211,284-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.29, down $0.00, or 0.01% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Republic Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4.9 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11.7 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11.7 million

The average volume for Republic Services has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 18.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.84%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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