Insider Trading Alert - LQ, GEVO And WPC Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 20, 2015, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $186.58 to $190,703,600.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

La Quinta Holdings (LQ) - FREE Research Report

Lombardi Angelo J., who is Officer at La Quinta Holdings, sold 35,577 shares at $24.47 on May 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Officer owned 134,813 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 20.88% with the 35,577-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.67, up $0.20, or 0.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for La Quinta Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 47,692
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 170,594
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 475,808

The average volume for La Quinta Holdings has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. La Quinta Holdings has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 11.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

La Quinta Holdings Inc. owns, operates, and franchises select-service hotels under the La Quinta brand. It serves the upper-midscale and midscale segments. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate La Quinta Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates La Quinta Holdings as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full La Quinta Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Gevo (GEVO) - FREE Research Report

Ryan Christopher Michael, who is President and COO at Gevo, sold 142 shares at $3.89 on May 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and COO owned 21,210 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.67% with the 142-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $2.78, down $1.11, or 39.93% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gevo go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,948
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,658
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 181,484
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 92,711

The average volume for Gevo has been 326,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gevo has a market cap of $23.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 58.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Gevo, Inc., a renewable chemicals and biofuels company, focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks. The company operates in two segments, Gevo, Inc.; and Gevo Development/Agri-Energy.

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W P Carey (WPC) - FREE Research Report

VanDeWeghe Mary M, who is Director at W P Carey, bought 800 shares at $63.77 on May 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,043 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 35.67% with the 800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.10, down $0.67, or 1.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for W P Carey go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 20,000

The average volume for W P Carey has been 400,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. W P Carey has a market cap of $6.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 9.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

W. P. Carey Inc. is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates W P Carey a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates W P Carey as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full W P Carey Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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