Insider Trading Alert - FRGI, VSI And EXXI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Nov. 19, 2014, 116 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $270.00 to $10,493,197.62.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Fiesta Restaurant Group (FRGI) - FREE Research Report

Taft Timothy P, who is CEO and President at Fiesta Restaurant Group, sold 7,250 shares at $55.83 on Nov. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the CEO and President owned 192,308 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.63% with the 7,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.92, down $0.91, or 1.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Fiesta Restaurant Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,500

The average volume for Fiesta Restaurant Group has been 271,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Fiesta Restaurant Group has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 5.78% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises fast-casual restaurants. It operates its fast-casual restaurants under the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana brand names. The company has a P/E ratio of 71.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Fiesta Restaurant Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Fiesta Restaurant Group as a hold. 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 and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Fiesta Restaurant Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Vitamin Shoppe (VSI) - FREE Research Report

Lamadrid Dan, who is See Remarks at Vitamin Shoppe, sold 361 shares at $47.00 on Nov. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the See Remarks owned 15,045 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.34% with the 361-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.07, up $1.07, or 2.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vitamin Shoppe go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,365
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,036

The average volume for Vitamin Shoppe has been 706,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Vitamin Shoppe has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 10.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer and direct marketer of nutritional products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail and Direct. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Vitamin Shoppe a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Vitamin Shoppe as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations 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 Vitamin Shoppe Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Energy XXI (EXXI) - FREE Research Report

Griffiths Scott A, who is Director at Energy XXI, bought 10,000 shares at $6.63 on Nov. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 60,967 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 19.62% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.07, up $0.44, or 6.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Energy XXI go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 31,348

The average volume for Energy XXI has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Energy XXI has a market cap of $618.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 75.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 7.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 219.7. 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 sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Energy XXI Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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