Insider Trading Alert - WTR, PTEN And SNX Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, 54 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $105.45 to $209,435,400.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Aqua America (WTR) - FREE Research Report

Ross William C, who is Sr. VP Engineering and Environ at Aqua America, sold 11,296 shares at $26.00 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP Engineering and Environ owned 30,495 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 27.03% with the 11,296-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.30, up $0.30, or 1.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aqua America go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,667
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,334
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 84,636

The average volume for Aqua America has been 637,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aqua America has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 11.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.4. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Aqua America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aqua America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Aqua America Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Patterson-UTI Energy (PTEN) - FREE Research Report

Conlon Michael W, who is Director at Patterson-UTI Energy, bought 3,000 shares at $23.33 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 25% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.91, down $0.42, or 1.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Patterson-UTI Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 255,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 255,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 255,000

The average volume for Patterson-UTI Energy has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Patterson-UTI Energy has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 9.04% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides onshore contract drilling services to major and independent oil and natural gas operators in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Contract Drilling, Pressure Pumping, and Oil and Natural Gas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Patterson-UTI Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Patterson-UTI Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Patterson-UTI Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Synnex (SNX) - FREE Research Report

Larocque Peter, who is President, N.A. Distribution at Synnex, sold 3,772 shares at $66.33 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, N.A. Distribution owned 27,767 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.96% with the 3,772-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.99, up $3.66, or 5.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Synnex go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,092
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,004

The average volume for Synnex has been 267,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Synnex has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 0.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

SYNNEX Corporation provides distribution and business process outsourcing (BPO) services to resellers, retailers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in North America. It operates in two segments, Distribution Services and Global Business Services (GBS). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Synnex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Synnex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, attractive valuation levels, impressive record of earnings per share growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Synnex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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