Insider Trading Alert - RNR, LDRH And RICE Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 15, 2015, 111 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,266.50 to $281,749,912.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) - FREE Research Report

Paradine Jonathan, who is SVP, CUO - Singapore at RenaissanceRe Holdings, sold 5,000 shares at $105.00 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, CUO - Singapore owned 53,946 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.48% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $104.79, down $0.21, or 0.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RenaissanceRe Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,000

The average volume for RenaissanceRe Holdings has been 470,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. RenaissanceRe Holdings has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 7.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance and insurance coverages and related services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Catastrophe Reinsurance, Specialty Reinsurance, and Lloyd's. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate RenaissanceRe Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates RenaissanceRe Holdings 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, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full RenaissanceRe Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LDR (LDRH) - FREE Research Report

Lavigne Christophe, who is President & CEO at LDR, sold 50,000 shares at $38.68 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 681,196 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.84% with the 50,000-share transaction.

Burrows James, who is Chief Operating Officer at LDR, sold 1,263 shares at $39.00 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 12,907 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.91% with the 1,263-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.11, up $1.11, or 2.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LDR go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 110,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,575
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 110,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 311,752
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 110,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 609,519

The average volume for LDR has been 224,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. LDR has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 18.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

LDR Holding Corporation, a medical device company, focuses on designing and commercializing various surgical technologies for the treatment of patients suffering from spine disorders in the United States and internationally. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate LDR a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LDR as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow. Get the full LDR Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Rice Energy (RICE) - FREE Research Report

NGP Rice Holdings LLC, who is Director at Rice Energy, sold 6.0 million shares at $23.99 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.5% with the 6.0 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.42, down $0.57, or 2.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rice Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 12,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 12,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.1 million

The average volume for Rice Energy has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rice Energy has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 13.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Rice Energy Inc., an independent natural gas and oil company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquid (NGL) properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.0. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Rice Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rice Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Rice Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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