Insider Trading Alert - TPL, KFS And KTOS 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:

Texas Pacific Land (TPL) - FREE Research Report

Peterson David M, who is General Agent at Texas Pacific Land, bought 17 shares at $111.33 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the General Agent owned 50 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 51.52% with the 17-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $119.00, up $7.67, or 6.45% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Texas Pacific Land has been 18,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Texas Pacific Land has a market cap of $921.5 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 20.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Texas Pacific Land Trust holds title to tracts of land in the state of Texas. It manages these lands for the benefit of the holders of Certificates of Proprietary Interest in the Trust. The company is also involved in the sale of land, oil and gas royalties, and grazing leases of the land. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.25%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.3.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Texas Pacific Land as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Texas Pacific Land Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kingsway Financial Services (KFS) - FREE Research Report

Stilwell Joseph, who is Director at Kingsway Financial Services, sold 25,000 shares at $5.42 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3.8 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.66% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $5.60, up $0.18, or 3.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kingsway Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,510
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,622
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,661

The average volume for Kingsway Financial Services has been 37,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kingsway Financial Services has a market cap of $111.0 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 43.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kingsway Financial Services Inc., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of property and casualty insurance products for individuals and businesses in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Insurance Underwriting and Insurance Services. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Kingsway Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kingsway Financial Services as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Kingsway Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) - FREE Research Report

Carrai Phillip D, who is President, TTS Division at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, bought 2,500 shares at $4.97 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the President, TTS Division owned 33,803 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 7.99% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.32, down $0.65, or 15.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000

The average volume for Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been 500,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has a market cap of $273.4 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 38.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. provides mission critical products, solutions, and services primarily for the United States Government. The company operates in two segments, Kratos Government Solutions, and Public Safety and Security. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.8. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Kratos Defense & Security Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kratos Defense & Security Solutions as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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