Insider Trading Alert - SPTN, OAK And WR Traded By Insiders

Yesterday, March 9, 2016, 100 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $6.95 to $910,998,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

SpartanNash (SPTN) - FREE Research Report

Voss William R, who is Director at SpartanNash, sold 17,730 shares at $28.77 on March 9, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,446 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 43.06% with the 17,730-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $28.82, up $0.05, or 0.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for SpartanNash go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 26,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 26,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26,300

The average volume for SpartanNash has been 217,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. SpartanNash has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are up 34.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

SpartanNash Company operates as a grocery distributor and retailer primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Military, Food Distribution, and Retail. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate SpartanNash a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates SpartanNash as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full SpartanNash Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) - FREE Research Report

Frank John, who is Vice Chairman at Oaktree Capital Group, sold 8,333 shares at $48.13 on March 9, 2016. Following this transaction, the Vice Chairman owned 91,852 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.32% with the 8,333-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.99, up $0.86, or 1.75% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Oaktree Capital Group has been 433,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Oaktree Capital Group has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 2.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Oaktree Capital Group, LLC operates as a global investment management firm that focuses on alternative markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Oaktree Capital Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Oaktree Capital Group as a hold. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Oaktree Capital Group Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Westar Energy (WR) - FREE Research Report

Kongs Kevin L., who is Vice President, Controller at Westar Energy, sold 1,000 shares at $44.00 on March 9, 2016. Following this transaction, the Vice President, Controller owned 28,321 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.41% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.02, up $0.02, or 0.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Westar Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,300

The average volume for Westar Energy has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Westar Energy has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 3.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.48%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Westar Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Westar Energy 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 solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Westar Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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