Insider Trading Alert - CRK, ETH And TRNS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 1, 2014, 117 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $311.47 to $11,658,664.23.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Comstock Resources (CRK) - FREE Research Report

Martin Cecil E Jr, who is Director at Comstock Resources, bought 20,000 shares at $8.87 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 92,706 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 27.51% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.02, down $0.85, or 10.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Comstock Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 36,640
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 36,640
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 36,890
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,500

The average volume for Comstock Resources has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Comstock Resources has a market cap of $502.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 51.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Comstock Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, acquires, develops, explores, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Its oil and gas operations are primarily located in East Texas/North Louisiana and South Texas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.77%. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Comstock Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Comstock Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Comstock Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH) - FREE Research Report

Carlson James B., who is Director at Ethan Allen Interiors, bought 2,000 shares at $29.57 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 50% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.79, up $0.22, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ethan Allen Interiors go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,250
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 962
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 962
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 962

The average volume for Ethan Allen Interiors has been 220,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ethan Allen Interiors has a market cap of $856.5 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are down 2.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. operates as an interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The company operates in two segments, Wholesale and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Ethan Allen Interiors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ethan Allen Interiors as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ethan Allen Interiors Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Transcat (TRNS) - FREE Research Report

Hadeed Charles P, who is Chairman of the Board at Transcat, sold 1,000 shares at $10.00 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board owned 116,669 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.85% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.81, down $0.19, or 1.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Transcat go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,193
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,193
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,193

The average volume for Transcat has been 8,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Transcat has a market cap of $68.1 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 24.78% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Transcat, Inc. provides calibration, repair, inspection, and compliance services in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company also distributes professional grade handheld test, measurement, and control instrumentation. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Transcat a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Transcat 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, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Transcat Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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