Insider Trading Alert - CIR, ALTR And WRES Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 9, 2014, 83 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $291.00 to $10,017,696.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Circor International (CIR) - FREE Research Report

Wilver Peter M, who is Director at Circor International, bought 2,500 shares at $57.98 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,016 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 55.36% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.68, up $1.70, or 2.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Circor International go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 650
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 650
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 650

The average volume for Circor International has been 106,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Circor International has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 28.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes valves and other engineered products, and sub-systems used in the oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, defense, and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Energy, and Aerospace and Defense. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Circor International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Circor International as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Circor International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Altera (ALTR) - FREE Research Report

Nelson Mark Jon, who is Sr VP, Worldwide Sales at Altera, sold 1,386 shares at $38.00 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr VP, Worldwide Sales owned 755 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 64.74% with the 1,386-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.60, down $0.40, or 1.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Altera go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 151,043

The average volume for Altera has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Altera has a market cap of $11.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 16.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Altera Corporation, a semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, and sells programmable logic devices (PLD), HardCopy application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) devices, power system-on-chip devices (PowerSoCs), pre-defined design building blocks, and proprietary development software. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.9%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.0. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Altera a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Altera as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Altera Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Warren Resources (WRES) - FREE Research Report

D Alleva Dominick, who is Director at Warren Resources, bought 125,000 shares at $1.47 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 585,057 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 27.17% with the 125,000-share transaction.

Collins Daniel F, who is Vice President at Warren Resources, bought 20,000 shares at $1.53 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 20,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $1.61, up $0.08, or 4.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Warren Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 200
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,300
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,950
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,300
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,950
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,300

The average volume for Warren Resources has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Warren Resources has a market cap of $121.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 52.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Warren Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of onshore crude oil and gas reserves. The company holds interests in various properties that are located in California, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Texas. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.3. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Warren Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Warren Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Warren Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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