Insider Trading Alert - MHR, FTD And UMBF 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:

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR) - FREE Research Report

Dawson R Glenn, who is Evp at Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, sold 741,123 shares at $3.77 on Dec. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 295,837 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 71.47% with the 741,123-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.17, up $0.40, or 9.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 232,444
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 78,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 257,844

The average volume for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has been 6.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has a market cap of $781.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 45.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, explores for, exploits, acquires, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid resources in the United States. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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FTD Companies (FTD) - FREE Research Report

Armstrong James T, who is Director at FTD Companies, sold 2,000 shares at $34.15 on Dec. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,614 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.25% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.88, up $0.73, or 2.09% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for FTD Companies has been 159,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. FTD Companies has a market cap of $648.8 million and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 4.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

FTD Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a floral and gifting company primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The company operates through three segments: Consumer, Florist, and International. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates FTD Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates FTD Companies as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full FTD Companies Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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UMB Financial (UMBF) - FREE Research Report

Graves Greg M, who is Director at UMB Financial, bought 18 shares at $54.44 on Dec. 3, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 13,215 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.14% with the 18-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $54.52, up $0.08, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for UMB Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 130
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 121
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 149
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 121
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 322
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,400

The average volume for UMB Financial has been 158,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. UMB Financial has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 16.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

UMB Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers various banking and other financial services in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Bank, Payment Solutions, Institutional Investment Management, and Asset Servicing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.76%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate UMB Financial a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates UMB Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full UMB Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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