Insider Trading Alert - LPI, GMCR And WMC 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:

Laredo Petroleum (LPI) - FREE Research Report

Curth Patrick J, who is Sr. VP - Exploration & Land at Laredo Petroleum, sold 15,200 shares at $13.46 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP - Exploration & Land owned 137,158 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.98% with the 15,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.94, up $0.47, or 3.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Laredo Petroleum go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 24.5 million
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24.5 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 24.5 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 24.5 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 24.5 million

The average volume for Laredo Petroleum has been 5.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Laredo Petroleum has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 29.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties primarily in the Permian Basin in west Texas. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Laredo Petroleum a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Laredo Petroleum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Laredo Petroleum Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) - FREE Research Report

Kilsby Susan S, who is Director at Keurig Green Mountain, bought 5,000 shares at $101.55 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,502 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 90.88% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $102.25, up $0.70, or 0.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Keurig Green Mountain go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,258
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,258
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 14,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,258

The average volume for Keurig Green Mountain has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Keurig Green Mountain has a market cap of $15.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 23.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. produces and sells specialty coffee, coffeemakers, teas, and other beverages in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.7. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate Keurig Green Mountain a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Keurig Green Mountain 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Keurig Green Mountain Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) - FREE Research Report

James Gavin L, who is President, CEO at Western Asset Mortgage Capital, bought 1,500 shares at $14.83 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the President, CEO owned 57,957 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.66% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.85, up $0.02, or 0.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Asset Mortgage Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000

The average volume for Western Asset Mortgage Capital has been 618,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Asset Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $620.8 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 0.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It primarily focuses on investing in, financing, and managing agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 18.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.5. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Western Asset Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Asset Mortgage Capital 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 Western Asset Mortgage Capital Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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