Insider Trading Alert - SYNA, CAK And CLMS Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 2, 2015, 108 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $546.52 to $405,224,735.98.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Synaptics (SYNA) - FREE Research Report

Barber Kevin D, who is SVP & GM, Handheld Products at Synaptics, sold 6,010 shares at $85.00 on March 2, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP & GM, Handheld Products owned 4,669 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 56.28% with the 6,010-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $80.78, down $4.22, or 5.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Synaptics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,586
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,771
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14,771

The average volume for Synaptics has been 860,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Synaptics has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 18.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Synaptics Incorporated develops, markets, and sells custom-designed human interface solutions for electronic devices and products primarily in China, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and other countries. The company has a P/E ratio of 86.8. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Synaptics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Synaptics as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Synaptics Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Camac Energy (CAK) - FREE Research Report

Lawal Kase Lukman, who is Chairman & CEO at Camac Energy, bought 71,822 shares at $0.43 on March 2, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 8.9 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.81% with the 71,822-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $0.42, down $0.01, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Camac Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 30,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 59,819
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 59,819
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 365,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 59,819

The average volume for Camac Energy has been 404,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Camac Energy has a market cap of $567.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 21.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

CAMAC Energy operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in Africa.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Camac Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Camac Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Calamos Asset Management (CLMS) - FREE Research Report

Bhatt Nimish S, who is SVP and CFO at Calamos Asset Management, bought 428 shares at $13.57 on March 2, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP and CFO owned 97,556 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.44% with the 428-share transaction.

Gilbert Richard W, who is Director at Calamos Asset Management, bought 175 shares at $13.57 on March 2, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 25,656 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.69% with the 175-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.72, down $0.85, or 6.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Calamos Asset Management go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,718
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 177,626
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 182,344

The average volume for Calamos Asset Management has been 95,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Calamos Asset Management has a market cap of $262.2 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 4.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Calamos Asset Management Inc. is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm provides investment advisory services to individuals including high net worth individuals, and institutions. It also manages accounts for family offices and private foundations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.7%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Calamos Asset Management a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Calamos Asset Management as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Calamos Asset Management Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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