Insider Trading Alert - QEP, ACMP And VNR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 18, 2014, 121 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $235.29 to $1,686,187,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

QEP Resources (QEP) - FREE Research Report

Trice David A, who is Director at QEP Resources, bought 5,000 shares at $23.83 on Nov. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 50% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.18, down $0.65, or 2.8% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for QEP Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,154
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,154
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,154

The average volume for QEP Resources has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. QEP Resources has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 23.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.35%. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.2. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate QEP Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates QEP Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full QEP Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Access Midstream Partners (ACMP) - FREE Research Report

Mueller Bradley D, who is VP - Controller at Access Midstream Partners, sold 1,463 shares at $62.70 on Nov. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP - Controller owned 7,826 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.75% with the 1,463-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.32, up $0.62, or 0.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Access Midstream Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,625
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,625
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,625

The average volume for Access Midstream Partners has been 531,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Access Midstream Partners has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 11.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Access Midstream Partners, L.P. owns, operates, develops, and acquires natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil gathering systems, and other midstream energy assets in the United States. It focuses on natural gas and NGL gathering operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 75.6. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Access Midstream Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Access Midstream Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance 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 Access Midstream Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR) - FREE Research Report

Anderson W Richard, who is Director at Vanguard Natural Resources, bought 631 shares at $23.79 on Nov. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,694 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.17% with the 631-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.64, up $0.85, or 3.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vanguard Natural Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,500

The average volume for Vanguard Natural Resources has been 775,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vanguard Natural Resources has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 16.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.55%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Vanguard Natural Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vanguard Natural Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Vanguard Natural Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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