Insider Trading Alert - LXU, MS And USTR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 12, 2015, 114 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $4,322,819.24.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

LSB Industries (LXU) - FREE Research Report

Massimo Louis S, who is Director at LSB Industries, bought 5,000 shares at $42.00 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.51, up $1.51, or 3.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LSB Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 54,467
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 54,467
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,467

The average volume for LSB Industries has been 193,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. LSB Industries has a market cap of $943.7 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 32.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

LSB Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells chemical products, water source and geothermal heat pumps, and air handling products. The company operates in two segments, Chemical Business and Climate Control Business. The company has a P/E ratio of 67.0. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate LSB Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LSB Industries 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full LSB Industries Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Morgan Stanley (MS) - FREE Research Report

Wirth Paul C, who is Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Stanley, sold 39,462 shares at $38.37 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Deputy Chief Financial Officer owned 179,582 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.02% with the 39,462-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.79, down $0.58, or 1.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Morgan Stanley go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 67,314
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 67,314
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 92,314

The average volume for Morgan Stanley has been 9.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Morgan Stanley has a market cap of $75.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 1.42% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Morgan Stanley a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Morgan Stanley as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Morgan Stanley Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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United Stationers (USTR) - FREE Research Report

Connolly Timothy P, who is Pres. Bus Trans & Supply Chain at United Stationers, sold 7,000 shares at $40.19 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Pres. Bus Trans & Supply Chain owned 26,402 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.96% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.38, up $0.19, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Stationers go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,385
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,385
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,335

The average volume for United Stationers has been 192,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. United Stationers has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 4.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

United Stationers Inc. operates as a wholesale distributor of workplace essentials in the United States and internationally. The company supplies janitorial supplies, breakroom items, foodservice consumables, safety and security items, and paper and packaging products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.39%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate United Stationers a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates United Stationers 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, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full United Stationers Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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