Insider Trading Alert - BRKS, PICO And TEP 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:

Brooks Automation (BRKS) - FREE Research Report

Schwartz Stephen S, who is Ceo at Brooks Automation, sold 7,481 shares at $12.00 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Ceo owned 668,701 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.11% with the 7,481-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.48, up $0.48, or 3.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brooks Automation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,484
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,484
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,097

The average volume for Brooks Automation has been 387,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brooks Automation has a market cap of $801.1 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 15.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation and cryogenic solutions for semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.34%. The company has a P/E ratio of 598.5. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Brooks Automation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brooks Automation 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, expanding profit margins, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Brooks Automation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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PICO Holdings (PICO) - FREE Research Report

Hart John R, who is President and CEO at PICO Holdings, bought 49,631 shares at $17.22 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 354,248 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 16.29% with the 49,631-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.53, up $0.31, or 1.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PICO Holdings go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,086
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,086

The average volume for PICO Holdings has been 76,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. PICO Holdings has a market cap of $391.7 million and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are down 25.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

PICO Holdings, Inc. is engaged in water resource and water storage, real estate, and agribusiness activities in the United States. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates PICO Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates PICO Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full PICO Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) - FREE Research Report

Towner Terrance Daniel, who is Director at Tallgrass Energy Partners, bought 2,000 shares at $37.32 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 40% with the 2,000-share transaction.

Cook Roy Nolan, who is Director at Tallgrass Energy Partners, bought 5,000 shares at $39.90 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 38,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 15.15% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.58, down $1.32, or 3.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tallgrass Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 570
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 570
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,570

The average volume for Tallgrass Energy Partners has been 151,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tallgrass Energy Partners has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 48.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP acquires, owns, develops, and operates various midstream energy assets in North America. The company operates in two segments, Gas Transportation and Storage, and Processing. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Tallgrass Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tallgrass Energy Partners as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Tallgrass Energy Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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