Insider Trading Alert - ESCA, KMG And PPBI Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 2, 2015, 108 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $118.41 to $55,354,995.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Escalade (ESCA) - FREE Research Report

Keller Robert J, who is President & CEO at Escalade, sold 1,728 shares at $18.41 on June 2, 2015. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 234,068 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.73% with the 1,728-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.60, up $0.19, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Escalade go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,435
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,435
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,435

The average volume for Escalade has been 23,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Escalade has a market cap of $260.1 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 23.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Escalade, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells sporting goods to retailers, dealers, and wholesalers primarily in North America and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Escalade a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Escalade as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Escalade 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 1,500 shares at $29.29 on June 2, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.28, up $0.99, or 3.27% 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: 57,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 62,000

The average volume for KMG Chemicals has been 78,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. KMG Chemicals has a market cap of $343.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 50.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 49.1. 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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Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI) - FREE Research Report

Rice Tom, who is EVP & Chief Operating Officer at Pacific Premier Bancorp, bought 1,000 shares at $15.71 on June 2, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP & Chief Operating Officer owned 11,176 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 9.83% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.80, up $0.09, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pacific Premier Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,200
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 175,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 175,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 24,224
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 175,000

The average volume for Pacific Premier Bancorp has been 55,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pacific Premier Bancorp has a market cap of $339.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 9.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Pacific Premier Bank that provides banking services to professionals, real estate investors, and non-profit organizations in Southern California. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Pacific Premier Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Pacific Premier Bancorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full Pacific Premier Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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