Insider Trading Alert - CWT, APTS And ENR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 3, 2014, 112 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $402.00 to $128,403,039.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

California Water Service Group (CWT) - FREE Research Report

Nelson Peter C, who is Director at California Water Service Group, sold 10,000 shares at $24.64 on Dec. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 198,395 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.8% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.29, down $0.35, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for California Water Service Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,597
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 12
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,597
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 21
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,597

The average volume for California Water Service Group has been 155,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. California Water Service Group has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 8.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate California Water Service Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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

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Preferred Apartment Communities (APTS) - FREE Research Report

Dupree Daniel M, who is Chief Investment Officer at Preferred Apartment Communities, bought 8,500 shares at $8.67 on Dec. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Investment Officer owned 40,197 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 26.82% with the 8,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.76, up $0.09, or 1.03% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Preferred Apartment Communities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,650

The average volume for Preferred Apartment Communities has been 137,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Preferred Apartment Communities has a market cap of $169.3 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 5.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a real estate investment trust launched and managed by Preferred Apartment Advisors, LLC. The fund invests in real estate markets of the United States. It primarily acquires and operates multifamily apartment properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Preferred Apartment Communities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Preferred Apartment Communities as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Preferred Apartment Communities Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Energizer Holdings (ENR) - FREE Research Report

LaVigne Mark Stephen, who is Vp, General Counsel & Secy at Energizer Holdings, sold 5,000 shares at $131.64 on Dec. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vp, General Counsel & Secy owned 2,151 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 69.92% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $130.95, down $0.69, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Energizer Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 530
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,065
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 530
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,065
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 530
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,992

The average volume for Energizer Holdings has been 482,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Energizer Holdings has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 20.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. manufactures and markets primary batteries, portable lighting, and personal care products in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Personal Care and Household Products divisions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.53%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.0. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Energizer Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Energizer Holdings 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, expanding profit margins 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 Energizer Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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