Insider Trading Alert - RSPP, XCO And MATX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 7, 2015, 75 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $130.56 to $50,650,057.80.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

RSP Permian (RSPP) - FREE Research Report

Huck William, who is VP, Operations at RSP Permian, sold 6,000 shares at $29.01 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP, Operations owned 470,981 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.26% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.73, down $1.28, or 4.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RSP Permian go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 86,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2.6 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 22,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.7 million

The average volume for RSP Permian has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. RSP Permian has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 11.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

RSP Permian, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin of West Texas. The company has a P/E ratio of 933.0. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate RSP Permian a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RSP Permian as a sell. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full RSP Permian Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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EXCO Resources (XCO) - FREE Research Report

Burnett Richard Alan, who is CFO & Chief Accounting Officer at EXCO Resources, bought 2,750 shares at $1.77 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the CFO & Chief Accounting Officer owned 271,376 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.02% with the 2,750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $1.71, down $0.06, or 3.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for EXCO Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.0 million

The average volume for EXCO Resources has been 3.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. EXCO Resources has a market cap of $495.4 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 16.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

EXCO Resources, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of onshore oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 11.05%. Currently, there are no analysts who rate EXCO Resources a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates EXCO Resources as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full EXCO Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Matson (MATX) - FREE Research Report

Baird W Blake, who is Director at Matson, sold 2,535 shares at $42.98 on May 7, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,466 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.52% with the 2,535-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.46, up $0.48, or 1.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Matson go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 955
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 955
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 955

The average volume for Matson has been 232,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Matson has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 24.16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Matson, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an ocean freight carrier in the Pacific. It operates in two segments, Ocean Transportation and Logistics. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.59%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Matson a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Matson 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, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Matson Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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