Insider Trading Alert - VSR, TESO And ALJ Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 19, 2015, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,088.06 to $96,569,200.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Versar (VSR) - FREE Research Report

Otten Anthony L., who is Chief Executive Officer at Versar, bought 1,000 shares at $4.42 on May 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 124,589 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.81% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.02, down $0.40, or 9.95% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Versar go as follows:

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

The average volume for Versar has been 39,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Versar has a market cap of $41.9 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 35.13% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Versar, Inc. operates as a project management company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Engineering and Construction Management, Environmental Services, and Professional Services. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Versar a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Versar 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Versar Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Tesco (TESO) - FREE Research Report

Ferris Mihial Dean, who is SVP, Gen Counsel & Corp Sec at Tesco, sold 6,200 shares at $12.41 on May 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Gen Counsel & Corp Sec owned 7,890 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 44% with the 6,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.97, down $0.44, or 3.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tesco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 944
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 944
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,635

The average volume for Tesco has been 407,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tesco has a market cap of $478.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 7.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Tesco Corporation engages in the design, assembly, and service delivery of technology-based solutions for the upstream energy industry worldwide. It operates through Top Drive and Tubular Services segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.63%. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Tesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Tesco as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Tesco Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Alon USA Energy (ALJ) - FREE Research Report

Oster Michael, who is Sr. VP-Mergers & Acquisitions at Alon USA Energy, sold 14,938 shares at $17.16 on May 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP-Mergers & Acquisitions owned 120,120 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.06% with the 14,938-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.86, down $0.30, or 1.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alon USA Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 33.7 million
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 33.7 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 33.7 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33.8 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 33.7 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37.6 million

The average volume for Alon USA Energy has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Alon USA Energy has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 34.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Alon USA Energy, Inc. engages in refining and marketing petroleum products, primarily in the South Central, Southwestern, and Western regions of the United States. It operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.0. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Alon USA Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Alon USA Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Alon USA Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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