Insider Trading Alert - SXL, MGRC And COST Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 15, 2014, 114 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $538.00 to $2,081,081.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) - FREE Research Report

Bray Basil Leon, who is Director at Sunoco Logistics Partners, bought 500 shares at $42.35 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.85, down $1.50, or 3.67% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Sunoco Logistics Partners has been 882,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sunoco Logistics Partners has a market cap of $9.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 11.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. transports, terminals, and stores crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids (NGL). It operates in four segments: Crude Oil Pipelines, Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing, Terminal Facilities, and Refined Products Pipelines. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.51%. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.9. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Sunoco Logistics Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sunoco Logistics Partners as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Sunoco Logistics Partners Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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McGrath RentCorp (MGRC) - FREE Research Report

Stradford Dennis P, who is Director at McGrath RentCorp, sold 6,622 shares at $34.22 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 56.98% with the 6,622-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.80, down $0.42, or 1.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for McGrath RentCorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 458
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,458
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,458

The average volume for McGrath RentCorp has been 63,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. McGrath RentCorp has a market cap of $892.0 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 14.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

McGrath RentCorp, a business to business rental company, is engaged in the rental and sale of relocatable modular buildings, electronic test equipment, and liquid and solid containment tanks and boxes in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates McGrath RentCorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates McGrath RentCorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full McGrath RentCorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Costco Wholesale (COST) - FREE Research Report

Gates William H Ii, who is Director at Costco Wholesale, sold 1,200 shares at $138.18 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 48,134 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.43% with the 1,200-share transaction.

Rose Timothy L., who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale, sold 5,000 shares at $139.01 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 34,411 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.69% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $138.19, down $0.82, or 0.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 89,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 116,507

The average volume for Costco Wholesale has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $61.9 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 15.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.4. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Costco Wholesale a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Costco Wholesale as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Costco Wholesale Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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