Insider Trading Alert - MELI, CBT And EXXI Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $850.00 to $69,000,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Mercadolibre (MELI) - FREE Research Report

Arnt Pedro, who is Executive VP and CFO at Mercadolibre, sold 3,600 shares at $140.03 on Nov. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP and CFO owned 17,415 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.13% with the 3,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $136.05, down $3.98, or 2.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mercadolibre go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 459
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 459

The average volume for Mercadolibre has been 632,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mercadolibre has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 25.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

MercadoLibre, Inc. hosts online commerce platforms in Latin America. It offers MercadoLibre Marketplace, an automated online e-commerce service for businesses and individuals to list items and conduct their sales and purchases online in a fixed-price or auction-based format. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 74.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Mercadolibre a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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

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Cabot (CBT) - FREE Research Report

Mcgillicuddy John K, who is Director at Cabot, sold 833 shares at $46.94 on Nov. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,207 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.39% with the 833-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.74, down $0.20, or 0.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cabot go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,493
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,493
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 61,293

The average volume for Cabot has been 417,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cabot has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 8.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.88%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.7. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Cabot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Cabot 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, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Cabot Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Energy XXI (EXXI) - FREE Research Report

Busmire Bruce W, who is Chief Financial Officer at Energy XXI, bought 25,000 shares at $6.87 on Nov. 7, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 25,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.09, up $0.22, or 3.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Energy XXI go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,348
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,348
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,348

The average volume for Energy XXI has been 5.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Energy XXI has a market cap of $605.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 73.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of oil and natural gas properties onshore in Louisiana and Texas, and on the Gulf of Mexico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 215.0. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Energy XXI a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Energy XXI as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Energy XXI Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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