Insider Trading Alert - ALB, CRZO And BRT Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Jan. 7, 2015, 35 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $11.00 to $351,591,600,878.11.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Albemarle (ALB) - FREE Research Report

Narwold Karen G, who is VP, GC, Corp & Gov Aff at Albemarle, sold 113 shares at $57.73 on Jan. 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP, GC, Corp & Gov Aff owned 15,718 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.71% with the 113-share transaction.

Kissam Luther C Iv, who is President & CEO at Albemarle, sold 776 shares at $57.74 on Jan. 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 163,185 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.47% with the 776-share transaction.

Tozier Scott, who is Sr VP, CFO & CAO at Albemarle, sold 170 shares at $57.70 on Jan. 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr VP, CFO & CAO owned 25,799 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.65% with the 170-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $58.18, up $0.48, or 0.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Albemarle go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,568
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,568
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,568

The average volume for Albemarle has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Albemarle has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 5.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Albemarle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) - FREE Research Report

Ramsey Roger A, who is Director at Carrizo Oil & Gas, sold 1,000 shares at $40.63 on Jan. 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 37,550 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.59% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Johnson S P Iv, who is President and CEO at Carrizo Oil & Gas, sold 6,000 shares at $39.96 on Jan. 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 613,718 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.97% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.83, up $1.87, or 4.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carrizo Oil & Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 70,000

The average volume for Carrizo Oil & Gas has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carrizo Oil & Gas has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 4.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores, develops, and produces oil and gas primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Carrizo Oil & Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Carrizo Oil & Gas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Carrizo Oil & Gas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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BRT Realty (BRT) - FREE Research Report

Gould Investors L P, who is 10% Owner at BRT Realty, bought 53 shares at $6.98 on Jan. 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.9 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0% with the 53-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.01, up $0.03, or 0.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for BRT Realty go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 8,542
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 8,542
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 14,242

The average volume for BRT Realty has been 24,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. BRT Realty has a market cap of $100.6 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 0.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

BRT Realty Trust originates and holds for investment senior mortgage loans secured by commercial and multi-family real estate property in the United States. The company offers short-term or bridge loans at a floating rate of interest based on a spread over the prime rate. Currently, there are no analysts who rate BRT Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates BRT Realty as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full BRT Realty Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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