Insider Trading Alert - MAS, NRP And RDEN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 8, 2014, 75 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $294.00 to $12,417,450.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Masco (MAS) - FREE Research Report

Manoogian Richard A, who is Director at Masco, sold 500,000 shares at $24.83 on Dec. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2.1 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.17% with the 500,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.52, down $0.31, or 1.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Masco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 207,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 507,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 507,500

The average volume for Masco has been 4.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Masco has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 7.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Masco Corporation manufactures, distributes, and installs home improvement and building products in North America and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Masco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Masco as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Masco Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Natural Resources Partners (NRP) - FREE Research Report

Roberts Kathy E, who is VP Investor Relations at Natural Resources Partners, bought 2,000 shares at $9.91 on Dec. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP Investor Relations owned 20,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 11.11% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.13, up $0.22, or 2.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Natural Resources Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 310,681
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 310,681

The average volume for Natural Resources Partners has been 715,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Natural Resources Partners has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 49.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Natural Resource Partners L.P., through its subsidiaries, owns, manages, and leases mineral properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 14.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.4. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Natural Resources Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Natural Resources Partners as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Natural Resources Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) - FREE Research Report

Marina Oscar E, who is EVP, General Counsel & Secty. at Elizabeth Arden, sold 7,081 shares at $17.28 on Dec. 8, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, General Counsel & Secty. owned 53,561 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.68% with the 7,081-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.60, up $0.32, or 1.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Elizabeth Arden go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Elizabeth Arden has been 330,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Elizabeth Arden has a market cap of $533.0 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 50.78% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Elizabeth Arden, Inc., a beauty products company, is engaged in the manufacture, distribution, marketing, and sale of fragrances, skin care, and cosmetic products worldwide. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Elizabeth Arden a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Elizabeth Arden as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Elizabeth Arden Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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