Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. 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: Gas Natural (EGAS) - FREE Research Report Winter Michael R, who is Director at Gas Natural, bought 2,500 shares at $11.55 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 2,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 2,500-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $11.52, down $0.03, or 0.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gas Natural go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 47,244
12-Week # shares sold: 47,244
24-Week # shares sold: 47,244
The average volume for Gas Natural has been 38,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gas Natural has a market cap of $121.9 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 44.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Gas Natural Inc. is engaged in the distribution and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers. It operates through Natural Gas Operations, Marketing and Production Operations, and Pipeline Operations segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.65%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Gas Natural a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on EGAS - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gas Natural as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Gas Natural Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.