Insider Trading Alert - BID, TEP And GEVO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 16, 2014, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $63.36 to $15,595,781.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Sothebys (BID) - FREE Research Report

Ruprecht William F, who is President and CEO at Sothebys, sold 15,000 shares at $38.88 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 179,272 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.72% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.25, up $0.37, or 0.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sothebys go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,601
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,601
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,601

The average volume for Sothebys has been 934,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sothebys has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 25.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Sotheby's operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, and jewelry. The company operates in three segments: Agency, Principal, and Finance. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.03%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Sothebys a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Sothebys as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Sothebys Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) - FREE Research Report

Cook Roy Nolan, who is Director at Tallgrass Energy Partners, bought 5,000 shares at $37.47 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 43,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 13.16% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.27, up $1.80, or 4.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tallgrass Energy Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 8,725
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 8,725
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 14,295

The average volume for Tallgrass Energy Partners has been 159,300 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 48.42% 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 4.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.8. 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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Gevo (GEVO) - FREE Research Report

Lund Brett, who is EVP, GC and Secretary at Gevo, sold 5,337 shares at $0.27 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, GC and Secretary owned 82,216 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.1% with the 5,337-share transaction.

Ryan Christopher Michael, who is President and COO at Gevo, sold 4,367 shares at $0.27 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 341,162 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.26% with the 4,367-share transaction.

Roda Gregory, who is Chief Commercial Officer at Gevo, sold 238 shares at $0.29 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Commercial Officer owned 34,808 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.68% with the 238-share transaction.

Historical insider transactions for Gevo go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 713
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,956
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 96,389

The average volume for Gevo has been 933,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gevo has a market cap of $30.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 78.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses primarily on the production and sale of isobutanol and related products from renewable feedstocks. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Gevo a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Gevo as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Gevo Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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