Insider Trading Alert - KMG, EOG And PFPT Traded By Insiders

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Friday, May 22, 2015, 89 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,297.00 to $237,892,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

KMG Chemicals (KMG) - FREE Research Report

Hatcher David L, who is 10% Owner at KMG Chemicals, sold 1,500 shares at $29.22 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.93, down $0.29, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KMG Chemicals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 28,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 49,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,500

The average volume for KMG Chemicals has been 71,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. KMG Chemicals has a market cap of $345.1 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 Friday.

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 0.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 49.2. 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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EOG Resources (EOG) - FREE Research Report

Trice David W, who is EVP, Exploration & Production at EOG Resources, sold 1,335 shares at $91.12 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Exploration & Production owned 50,177 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.59% with the 1,335-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $89.26, down $1.86, or 2.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for EOG Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,335
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,335
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,335

The average volume for EOG Resources has been 4.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. EOG Resources has a market cap of $49.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 1.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.8. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate EOG Resources a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates EOG Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full EOG Resources Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Proofpoint (PFPT) - FREE Research Report

Newell Tracey, who is EVP, Worldwide Sales at Proofpoint, sold 1,000 shares at $57.63 on May 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Worldwide Sales owned 9,485 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.54% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $57.40, down $0.23, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Proofpoint go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 141,251
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 172,251

The average volume for Proofpoint has been 577,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Proofpoint has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 20.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Proofpoint, Inc. provides threat protection, incident response, regulatory compliance, archiving, governance, eDiscovery, and secure communication solutions worldwide. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Proofpoint a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Proofpoint as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally high debt management risk and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Proofpoint Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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