Insider Trading Alert - CNP, NMRX And MNR Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 18, 2015, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $575,784,180.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

CenterPoint Energy (CNP) - FREE Research Report

Smith Phillip R, who is Director at CenterPoint Energy, bought 2,000 shares at $20.28 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,210 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 15.14% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $20.41, up $0.13, or 0.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CenterPoint Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,795
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,795
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,795

The average volume for CenterPoint Energy has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CenterPoint Energy has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 12.85% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate CenterPoint Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates CenterPoint Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CenterPoint Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Numerex (NMRX) - FREE Research Report

Constantine E James, who is Director at Numerex, sold 5,000 shares at $9.17 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 74,556 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.28% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.60, down $0.57, or 6.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Numerex go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,000

The average volume for Numerex has been 27,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Numerex has a market cap of $170.9 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 18.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Numerex Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides interactive and on-demand machine-to-machine (M2M) enterprise solutions for the enterprise and government markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 300.0. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Numerex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Numerex as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Numerex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Monmouth Real Estate Investment (MNR) - FREE Research Report

Miller Kevin S., who is Chief Financial Officer at Monmouth Real Estate Investment, bought 53 shares at $9.40 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 23,629 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.23% with the 53-share transaction.

Haimm Brian, who is Director at Monmouth Real Estate Investment, bought 1,000 shares at $9.90 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 10.53% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.89, down $0.01, or 0.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monmouth Real Estate Investment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 244
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,233
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 8,218

The average volume for Monmouth Real Estate Investment has been 177,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monmouth Real Estate Investment has a market cap of $585.3 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 10.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (MREIC) is a real estate investment trust. It owns, manages, and leases properties to investment-grade tenants on long-term leases. The firm invests in the public equity and real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.0. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Monmouth Real Estate Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Monmouth Real Estate Investment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Monmouth Real Estate Investment Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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