Insider Trading Alert - JGW, MLM And ASCMA Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, May 28, 2015, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $529.45 to $86,394,898.20.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

JG Wentworth Company (JGW) - FREE Research Report

Trishield Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., who is 10% Owner at JG Wentworth Company, bought 41,148 shares at $9.21 on May 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.3 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.81% with the 41,148-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.27, up $0.06, or 0.65% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for JG Wentworth Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 264,895
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 397,754
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 549,954

The average volume for JG Wentworth Company has been 103,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. JG Wentworth Company has a market cap of $135.3 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The J.G. Wentworth Company provides funding solutions to customers in the United States. It serves the liquidity needs of structured settlement payment holders by providing its customers with cash in exchange for various fixed scheduled future payments. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates JG Wentworth Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates JG Wentworth Company as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full JG Wentworth Company Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) - FREE Research Report

Zelnak Stephen P Jr, who is Director at Martin Marietta Materials, bought 16,150 shares at $151.07 on May 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 37,649 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 75.12% with the 16,150-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $149.47, down $1.60, or 1.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Martin Marietta Materials go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,700
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 325
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 325
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 325

The average volume for Martin Marietta Materials has been 747,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Martin Marietta Materials has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 36.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.05%. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.0. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Martin Marietta Materials a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Martin Marietta Materials as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Martin Marietta Materials Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) - FREE Research Report

Walker Richard, who is Executive Vice President at Ascent Capital Group, bought 1,500 shares at $40.08 on May 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 1,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.28, up $0.20, or 0.5% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ascent Capital Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,396
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,107
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,396
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,107
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,396
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,107

The average volume for Ascent Capital Group has been 85,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ascent Capital Group has a market cap of $520.5 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 23.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and Canada. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Ascent Capital Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ascent Capital Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ascent Capital Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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