Insider Trading Alert - WR, HRG And NSH Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 13, 2015, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $377.89 to $223,379,993.30.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Westar Energy (WR) - FREE Research Report

Irick Larry D, who is VP, Gen Counsel and Corp Sec at Westar Energy, sold 2,500 shares at $35.90 on May 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP, Gen Counsel and Corp Sec owned 66,890 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.6% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.99, up $0.09, or 0.26% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Westar Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,000

The average volume for Westar Energy has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Westar Energy has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 12.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has 7,200 megawatts of electric generation capacity producing electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, diesel, wind, and landfill gas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.01%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.3. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Westar Energy a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Westar Energy as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Westar Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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HRG Group (HRG) - FREE Research Report

Asali Omar, who is President & CEO at HRG Group, bought 49,335 shares at $11.75 on May 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 2.5 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.04% with the 49,335-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.45, up $0.70, or 5.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HRG Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5.0 million
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2.2 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2.7 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2.9 million

The average volume for HRG Group has been 724,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. HRG Group has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the conglomerates sector and conglomerates industry. Shares are down 16.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

HRG Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various branded consumer products. The company operates in four segments: Consumer Products, Insurance, Energy, and Financial Services. Currently, there are no analysts who rate HRG Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HRG Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full HRG Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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NuStar GP Holdings (NSH) - FREE Research Report

Greehey William E, who is Director at NuStar GP Holdings, bought 7,824 shares at $37.98 on May 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8.2 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.1% with the 7,824-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.45, up $0.47, or 1.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NuStar GP Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 18,701
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 18,701
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 18,701

The average volume for NuStar GP Holdings has been 132,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. NuStar GP Holdings has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 10.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC, through its ownership interests in NuStar Energy L.P., engages in the transportation of petroleum products and anhydrous ammonia; terminalling and storage of petroleum products; and marketing of petroleum products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates NuStar GP Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates NuStar GP Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full NuStar GP Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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