Insider Trading Alert - PSEC, ECOL And MUX Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 9, 2015, 89 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $352.00 to $81,483,250.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) - FREE Research Report

Barry John F, who is Chief Executive Officer at Prospect Capital Corporation, bought 131,060 shares at $7.58 on June 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 5.3 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.54% with the 131,060-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.34, down $0.24, or 3.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Prospect Capital Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 32,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 32,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 33,000

The average volume for Prospect Capital Corporation has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Prospect Capital Corporation has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 12.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 13.37%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Prospect Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Prospect Capital Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Prospect Capital Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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US Ecology (ECOL) - FREE Research Report

Romano Stephen A, who is Director at US Ecology, sold 5,000 shares at $47.44 on June 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 38,295 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.55% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.74, up $1.30, or 2.67% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for US Ecology go as follows:

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

The average volume for US Ecology has been 116,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. US Ecology has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 19.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

US Ecology, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental services to commercial and government entities in the United States. It operates in two segments, Environmental Services; and Field & Industrial Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.53%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate US Ecology a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates US Ecology as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full US Ecology Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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McEwen Mining (MUX) - FREE Research Report

Fauquier Gregory P, who is Director at McEwen Mining, bought 12,000 shares at $0.95 on June 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 12,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $0.97, up $0.02, or 2.06% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for McEwen Mining go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,750
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,750
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 27,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,750

The average volume for McEwen Mining has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. McEwen Mining has a market cap of $269.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 14.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

McEwen Mining Inc. explores for, develops, produces, and sells precious and base metals in Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates McEwen Mining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates McEwen Mining as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full McEwen Mining Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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