Insider Trading Alert - MCHX, ASCMA And PHX Traded By Insiders

Yesterday, Aug. 20, 2015, 99 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $10,960,360.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Marchex (MCHX) - FREE Research Report

Christothoulou Peter, who is Chief Executive Officer at Marchex, bought 1,350 shares at $3.65 on Aug. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 499,481 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.27% with the 1,350-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.10, up $0.45, or 10.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Marchex go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,786
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,786
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,786

The average volume for Marchex has been 131,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Marchex has a market cap of $146.5 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are down 19.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Marchex, Inc. operates as a mobile advertising technology company in the United States and Canada. The company operates through two segments, Call-driven and Archeo. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.09%. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Marchex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Marchex as a hold. 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Marchex Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) - FREE Research Report

Walker Richard, who is Executive Vice President at Ascent Capital Group, bought 5,000 shares at $26.86 on Aug. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 6,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 333.33% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.07, up $2.21, or 7.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ascent Capital Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 300
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,225
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,225
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,196
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,225

The average volume for Ascent Capital Group has been 83,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ascent Capital Group has a market cap of $365.1 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 48.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and Canada. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Ascent Capital Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ascent Capital Group as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Ascent Capital Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Panhandle Oil and Gas (PHX) - FREE Research Report

Blanchard Paul JR, who is Sr. VP/Chief Operating Officer at Panhandle Oil and Gas, bought 50,000 shares at $16.49 on Aug. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP/Chief Operating Officer owned 188,523 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 36.1% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.60, down $0.89, or 5.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Panhandle Oil and Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,700
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 413
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 413
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 51,058

The average volume for Panhandle Oil and Gas has been 73,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Panhandle Oil and Gas has a market cap of $306.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 31.53% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. acquires, develops, and manages oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company produces and sells natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.96%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Panhandle Oil and Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Panhandle Oil and Gas as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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 sub par growth in net income. Get the full Panhandle Oil and Gas Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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