Insider Trading Alert - ALK, XGTI And CXW 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:

Alaska Air Group (ALK) - FREE Research Report

Mallott Bryon I, who is Director at Alaska Air Group, sold 1,500 shares at $56.30 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,096 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.75% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $55.41, down $0.89, or 1.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alaska Air Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,024
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,736
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,129

The average volume for Alaska Air Group has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alaska Air Group has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 60.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passengers and cargo air transportation services in the United States. The company operates through Alaska Mainline and Alaska Regional segments. It serves approximately 100 cities in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Alaska Air Group a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alaska Air Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full Alaska Air Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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xG Technology (XGTI) - FREE Research Report

MB Technology Holdings, LLC, who is 10% Owner at xG Technology, bought 72,992 shares at $1.37 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 6.3 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.18% with the 72,992-share transaction.

Coleman John C, who is Chief Executive Officer at xG Technology, bought 72,992 shares at $1.37 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 79,150 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1185.32% with the 72,992-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.53, up $2.16, or 61.19% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for xG Technology has been 874,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. xG Technology has a market cap of $68.0 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry.

xG Technology, Inc. develops communications technologies for wireless networks worldwide. It primarily offers a portfolio of intellectual property to enhance wireless communications.

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Corrections Corp of America (CXW) - FREE Research Report

Overby Charles L, who is Director at Corrections Corp of America, sold 12,564 shares at $35.40 on Dec. 1, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,691 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37.78% with the 12,564-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.56, up $1.16, or 3.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Corrections Corp of America go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,200
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 42,272
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 42,272
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,272

The average volume for Corrections Corp of America has been 592,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Corrections Corp of America has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 13.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Corrections Corporation of America, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates privatized correctional and detention facilities in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.3. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Corrections Corp of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Corrections Corp of America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Corrections Corp of America Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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