Insider Trading Alert - KMG, METR And LOJN Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 1, 2015, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $181.50 to $4,800,000.00.

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 $29.29 on June 1, 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.

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: 55,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,500

The average volume for KMG Chemicals has been 74,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. KMG Chemicals has a market cap of $347.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 47.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 49.5. 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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Metro Bancorp (METR) - FREE Research Report

Zody Mark A, who is Chief Financial Officer at Metro Bancorp, sold 2,000 shares at $26.00 on June 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 48,020 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.73, down $0.27, or 1.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Metro Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 380
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,437
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 380
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,437
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 380
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,263

The average volume for Metro Bancorp has been 20,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Metro Bancorp has a market cap of $368.8 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 0.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Metro Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Metro Bank that offers retail and commercial banking services for consumers, and small and mid-sized companies in Pennsylvania. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.54%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Metro Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Metro Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Metro Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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LoJack (LOJN) - FREE Research Report

Janitz John A., who is Director at LoJack, bought 500 shares at $3.24 on June 1, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 22,134 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.31% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.65, up $0.41, or 11.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LoJack go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 129,620
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 129,620
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 129,620

The average volume for LoJack has been 51,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. LoJack has a market cap of $68.4 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 43.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

LoJack Corporation provides after-market safety, security, and protection products and services for tracking and recovering cars, trucks, and other valuable mobile assets. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and All Other. Currently, there are no analysts who rate LoJack a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates LoJack as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full LoJack Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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