Insider Trading Alert - DGAS, TIPT And WIBC Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 1, 2015, 63 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $200.00 to $4,632,380.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Delta Natural Gas (DGAS) - FREE Research Report

Brown John B, who is CFO, Treasurer & Secretary at Delta Natural Gas, sold 150 shares at $19.73 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the CFO, Treasurer & Secretary owned 25,947 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.57% with the 150-share transaction.

Ramsey Brian, who is VP - Trans. & Gas Supply at Delta Natural Gas, sold 150 shares at $19.73 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP - Trans. & Gas Supply owned 23,256 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.64% with the 150-share transaction.

Wesolosky Matthew D, who is VP-Controller at Delta Natural Gas, sold 150 shares at $19.73 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP-Controller owned 18,004 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.83% with the 150-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.15, up $0.42, or 2.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Delta Natural Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 50
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 64
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 50
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 579
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 50
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,079

The average volume for Delta Natural Gas has been 5,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Delta Natural Gas has a market cap of $139.9 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 5.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. distributes or transports natural gas in central and southeastern Kentucky. It operates through two segments, Regulated and Non-Regulated. The Regulated segment sells and distributes natural gas to its retail customers primarily in 23 rural counties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Delta Natural Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Delta Natural Gas 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Delta Natural Gas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tiptree Financial (TIPT) - FREE Research Report

Barnes Michael Gene, who is Executive Chairman at Tiptree Financial, bought 8,334 shares at $6.80 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.7% with the 8,334-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.64, down $0.16, or 2.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tiptree Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 45,943
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 91,054
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 131,584

The average volume for Tiptree Financial has been 19,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tiptree Financial has a market cap of $212.7 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TipTree Financial Inc., formerly Care Investment Trust, operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in originating and acquiring healthcare-related real estate and commercial mortgage debt.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tiptree Financial as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Tiptree Financial Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Wilshire Bancorp (WIBC) - FREE Research Report

Byun Donald, who is Director at Wilshire Bancorp, sold 100,000 shares at $10.53 on May 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 910,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.9% with the 100,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.47, down $0.05, or 0.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wilshire Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for Wilshire Bancorp has been 335,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Wilshire Bancorp has a market cap of $826.4 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 3.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Wilshire Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Wilshire Bank that offers a range of financial products and services. The company operates in three segments: Banking Operations, Small Business Administration Lending Services, and Trade Finance Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.9%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Wilshire Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wilshire Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Wilshire Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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