Insider Trading Alert - MTG, LYTS And NFX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, April 30, 2015, 53 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $10.00 to $250,000,000.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

MGIC Investment (MTG) - FREE Research Report

Nicolaisen Donald T, who is Director at MGIC Investment, sold 10,000 shares at $10.60 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 16,399 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37.88% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.38, down $0.22, or 2.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MGIC Investment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,000

The average volume for MGIC Investment has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MGIC Investment has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 12.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MGIC Investment Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and ancillary services to lenders and government sponsored entities in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate MGIC Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates MGIC Investment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full MGIC Investment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LSI Industries (LYTS) - FREE Research Report

Wells Dennis W., who is CEO and President at LSI Industries, bought 550 shares at $8.99 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO and President owned 900 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 157.14% with the 550-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.92, down $0.07, or 0.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LSI Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 350
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 350
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 350
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 90,000

The average volume for LSI Industries has been 46,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. LSI Industries has a market cap of $215.4 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 31.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

LSI Industries Inc. provides corporate visual image solutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.35%. The company has a P/E ratio of 148.7. Currently, there are no analysts who rate LSI Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LSI Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full LSI Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Newfield Exploration (NFX) - FREE Research Report

Shultz Charles E, who is Director at Newfield Exploration, sold 6,250 shares at $40.00 on April 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,352 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 23.49% with the 6,250-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.78, down $1.22, or 3.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Newfield Exploration go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,750
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 19,250

The average volume for Newfield Exploration has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Newfield Exploration has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 46.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.4. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Newfield Exploration a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Newfield Exploration as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full Newfield Exploration Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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