Insider Trading Alert - EGBN, DF And MGPI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 18, 2014, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $34.00 to $857,600,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Eagle Bancorp (EGBN) - FREE Research Report

Summers David Preston, who is Director at Eagle Bancorp, sold 12,500 shares at $35.14 on Dec. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,897 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 53.43% with the 12,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.50, up $1.36, or 3.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Eagle Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 54,876
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 54,876
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 55,776

The average volume for Eagle Bancorp has been 80,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Eagle Bancorp has a market cap of $910.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 16.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for EagleBank that provides commercial and consumer banking services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Eagle Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Eagle Bancorp 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 stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Eagle Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Dean Foods (DF) - FREE Research Report

Nevares Hector M, who is Director at Dean Foods, sold 25,000 shares at $18.27 on Dec. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 213,315 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.49% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.43, up $0.16, or 0.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dean Foods go as follows:

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

The average volume for Dean Foods has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Dean Foods has a market cap of $1.7 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk and other fluid dairy products in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.58%. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Dean Foods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Dean Foods as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Dean Foods Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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MGP Ingredients (MGPI) - FREE Research Report

Griffin Augustus C., who is President and CEO at MGP Ingredients, bought 9,000 shares at $15.95 on Dec. 18, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 40,400 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 28.66% with the 9,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.76, down $0.19, or 1.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MGP Ingredients go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,121
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 27,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,121
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 36,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,121

The average volume for MGP Ingredients has been 66,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. MGP Ingredients has a market cap of $274.9 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 204.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MGP Ingredients, Inc. produces and sells distillery and ingredients products to the packaged goods industry in the United States, Japan, and Canada. Its Distillery Products segment primarily offers food grade alcohol, fuel grade alcohol, and distillers feed. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.32%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate MGP Ingredients a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MGP Ingredients as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full MGP Ingredients Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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