Insider Trading Alert - MPAA, KFRC And CMLP 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:

Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) - FREE Research Report

Kratz Steven, who is Chief Operating Officer at Motorcar Parts of America, sold 2,101 shares at $36.09 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 9,267 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.48% with the 2,101-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.43, down $2.66, or 7.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Motorcar Parts of America go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,000

The average volume for Motorcar Parts of America has been 237,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Motorcar Parts of America has a market cap of $586.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 73.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. remanufactures, manufactures, and distributes automotive aftermarket parts. Its products include alternators, starters, and wheel hub assembly products utilized in imported and domestic passenger vehicles, light trucks, and heavy duty applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Motorcar Parts of America a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Motorcar Parts of America as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Motorcar Parts of America Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kforce (KFRC) - FREE Research Report

Mitchell Kye L., who is Chief Operations Officer at Kforce, sold 1,500 shares at $23.77 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Operations Officer owned 69,436 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.11% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.64, down $0.13, or 0.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kforce go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 92,360
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 92,360

The average volume for Kforce has been 207,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kforce has a market cap of $719.4 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 17.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Kforce Inc. provides professional and technical specialty staffing services and solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Technology (Tech), Finance and Accounting (FA), and Government Solutions (GS) segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 46.1. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Kforce a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kforce 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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Kforce Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Crestwood Midstream Partners (CMLP) - FREE Research Report

Campbell Michael J, who is Svp - Cfo at Crestwood Midstream Partners, bought 1,500 shares at $16.54 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the Svp - Cfo owned 51,965 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.97% with the 1,500-share transaction.

Moore William H., who is SVP - Strategy & Corp. Dev. at Crestwood Midstream Partners, bought 375 shares at $16.00 on Dec. 9, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP - Strategy & Corp. Dev. owned 37,340 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.01% with the 375-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.50, down $0.50, or 3.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Crestwood Midstream Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,627
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,627
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,627

The average volume for Crestwood Midstream Partners has been 832,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Crestwood Midstream Partners has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 32.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage, and transportation of natural gas; storage and transportation of natural gas liquids (NGLs); and gathering, storage, and terminalling of crude oil in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 9.73%. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Crestwood Midstream Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Crestwood Midstream Partners as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Crestwood Midstream Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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