Insider Trading Alert - ECPG, WTW And EXPR 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:

Encore Capital Group (ECPG) - FREE Research Report

Masih Ashish, who is EVP, US Debt Purchasing Ops. at Encore Capital Group, bought 1,500 shares at $39.83 on June 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, US Debt Purchasing Ops. owned 45,550 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.41% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $41.04, up $1.21, or 2.95% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Encore Capital Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,100
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,100
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 16,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,000

The average volume for Encore Capital Group has been 200,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Encore Capital Group has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Portfolio Purchasing and Recovery, and Tax Liens. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Encore Capital Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Encore Capital Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Encore Capital Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Weight Watchers International (WTW) - FREE Research Report

Kelly Denis F, who is Director at Weight Watchers International, bought 1,000 shares at $7.31 on June 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $5.21, down $2.10, or 40.31% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Weight Watchers International has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Weight Watchers International has a market cap of $307.1 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 79.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. The company operates through North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Other segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Weight Watchers International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Weight Watchers International as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Weight Watchers International Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Express (EXPR) - FREE Research Report

St. Pierre Jeanne L, who is EVP - Stores at Express, sold 7,000 shares at $18.85 on June 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP - Stores owned 268,637 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.54% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.40, down $0.45, or 2.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Express go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 23,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,000

The average volume for Express has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Express has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 24.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Express, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel and accessories retailer. It offers apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years across various aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Express a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Express as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Express Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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