Insider Trading Alert - PSEC, BRO And CPE Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, June 18, 2015, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $77.50 to $28,170,000.00.

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 140,000 shares at $7.46 on June 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 5.6 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.57% with the 140,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.67, up $0.21, or 2.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Prospect Capital Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 356,060
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 388,060
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 389,060

The average volume for Prospect Capital Corporation has been 2.8 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 7.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 13.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7. 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, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. 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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Brown & Brown (BRO) - FREE Research Report

Strianese Anthony T, who is Pres. Wolesale Brokerage Div. at Brown & Brown, sold 3,985 shares at $33.59 on June 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Pres. Wolesale Brokerage Div. owned 11,674 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.45% with the 3,985-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.47, down $0.12, or 0.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brown & Brown go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,000

The average volume for Brown & Brown has been 724,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brown & Brown has a market cap of $4.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 1.67% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Brown & Brown, Inc. markets and sells insurance products and services primarily in the United States, as well as in London, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.32%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Brown & Brown a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Brown & Brown as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Brown & Brown Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Callon Petroleum (CPE) - FREE Research Report

Conn Mitzi P, who is Controller at Callon Petroleum, sold 10,000 shares at $8.26 on June 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Controller owned 20,548 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 32.74% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.28, up $0.02, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Callon Petroleum go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000

The average volume for Callon Petroleum has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Callon Petroleum has a market cap of $554.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 54.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Callon Petroleum Company engages in the exploration, development, acquisition, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin in West Texas. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Callon Petroleum a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Callon Petroleum as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Callon Petroleum Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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