Insider Trading Alert - GEVO, LTS And IBTX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Dec. 19, 2014, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $119.85 to $228,846,700.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Gevo (GEVO) - FREE Research Report

Ryan Christopher Michael, who is President and COO at Gevo, sold 1,042 shares at $0.30 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 340,120 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.31% with the 1,042-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $0.32, up $0.02, or 6.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gevo go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 22,317
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 47,560
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 117,993

The average volume for Gevo has been 874,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gevo has a market cap of $28.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 79.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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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Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (LTS) - FREE Research Report

Gilinski Saul, who is Director at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, bought 5,000 shares at $4.13 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.4 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.35% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.01, down $0.12, or 2.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 80,786
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 81,903
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 171,903

The average volume for Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services has been 489,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services has a market cap of $752.4 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 29.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides brokerage and advisory, investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and trading, asset management, and trust services. The company has a P/E ratio of 81.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Independent Bank Group (IBTX) - FREE Research Report

Hickox Michelle S, who is EVP and CFO at Independent Bank Group, bought 100 shares at $39.00 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP and CFO owned 12,680 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.79% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.84, up $7.84, or 16.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Independent Bank Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,800
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,750
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,350

The average volume for Independent Bank Group has been 37,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Independent Bank Group has a market cap of $768.4 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 5.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Independent Bank Group, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Independent Bank that provides commercial banking products and services for businesses, professionals, and individuals in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.51%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9.

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