Insider Trading Alert - HSNI, KMG And AXP Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 21, 2015, 117 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $233.20 to $1,180,446,250.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

HSN (HSNI) - FREE Research Report

Morse John B Jr, who is Director at HSN, sold 10,000 shares at $69.50 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 42,904 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.9% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $68.90, down $0.60, or 0.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HSN go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,000

The average volume for HSN has been 323,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. HSN has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 9.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

HSN, Inc. operates as an interactive multi-channel retailer in the United States. It operates through two segments, HSN and Cornerstone. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate HSN a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates HSN as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full HSN Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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KMG Chemicals (KMG) - FREE Research Report

Hatcher David L, who is 10% Owner at KMG Chemicals, sold 3,000 shares at $29.52 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.15% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.46, down $0.06, or 0.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KMG Chemicals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,000

The average volume for KMG Chemicals has been 72,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. KMG Chemicals has a market cap of $348.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 47.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, formulation, and distribution of specialty chemicals in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Singapore. It operates in two segments, Electronic Chemicals and Wood Treating Chemicals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates KMG Chemicals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates KMG Chemicals as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full KMG Chemicals Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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American Express (AXP) - FREE Research Report

Williams Ronald A, who is Director at American Express, bought 13,585 shares at $80.98 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 41,085 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 49.4% with the 13,585-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $81.40, up $0.42, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Express go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 61,419
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 65,419
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 68,062

The average volume for American Express has been 6.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Express has a market cap of $82.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 13.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

American Express Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company operates through four segments: U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.43%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.2. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate American Express a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Express as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full American Express Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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