Insider Trading Alert - GAIN, BIOA And WPX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 10, 2014, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.29 to $203,469,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) - FREE Research Report

Dullum David A R, who is President at Gladstone Investment Corporation, bought 5,700 shares at $7.01 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 64,565 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 9.68% with the 5,700-share transaction.

Watson David Hibbert, who is CFO and Treasurer at Gladstone Investment Corporation, bought 500 shares at $6.98 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the CFO and Treasurer owned 11,580 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 4.51% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.05, up $0.07, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gladstone Investment Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 90,000

The average volume for Gladstone Investment Corporation has been 112,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gladstone Investment Corporation has a market cap of $188.0 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 11.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a business development company specializing in buyouts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 50.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Gladstone Investment Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gladstone Investment Corporation as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Gladstone Investment Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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BioAmber (BIOA) - FREE Research Report

Wall Kenneth W., who is Director at BioAmber, bought 5,000 shares at $9.30 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.83, down $0.47, or 5.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for BioAmber go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 15,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 44,430

The average volume for BioAmber has been 60,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. BioAmber has a market cap of $213.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 24.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, produces and sells bio-succinic acid to customers in various chemical markets in the United States. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate BioAmber a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BioAmber as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full BioAmber Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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WPX Energy (WPX) - FREE Research Report

Muncrief Richard E, who is President and CEO at WPX Energy, bought 10,000 shares at $11.41 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 44,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 29.41% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Vann J Kevin, who is SVP and CFO at WPX Energy, bought 10,000 shares at $10.86 on Dec. 10, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP and CFO owned 14,622 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 216.36% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.73, down $0.13, or 1.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for WPX Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,820
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,820
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 30,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,820

The average volume for WPX Energy has been 4.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. WPX Energy has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 42.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

WPX Energy, Inc., an independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company, is engaged in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties in the United States. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate WPX Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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

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