DowDuPont (DWDP) a Buy on Strong Sales Growth

Currently, DowDuPont Inc (NULL:DWDP) has a Buy using the Portfolio Grader stock evaluator of Louis Navellier, which incorporates his investing approach. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking DWDP has had from Portfolio Grader for the last month.

DWDP is one of 95 companies within the Chemicals GICS industry group, which is in turn part of the 269 company GICS Materials sector. The market value of DWDP is $87.4 billion which places it in the top decile in its industry group The ranking for DWDP by Portfolio Grader places it 28 among the 95 companies in this industry group, putting it in the second quartile.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Materials sector number 3 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the top half of all the GICS sectors. The Chemicals industry group is ranked 26 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

DWDP has earned above-average scores in 4 of the 8 fundamental metrics used by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 4 of the areas used in the ranking of company stocks.

DWDP's operational scores provide mixed results with a ranking for operating margin that is well below-average, a ranking for earnings growth that is near average, and a score for sales growth that is above average. Scores for visibility of earnings are mixed, with rankings for earnings revisions and earnings momentum that are worse than average, while the score for earnings surprises is better than average. DWDP's grades for return on equity and cash flow are appreciably better than its industry group average. These fundamental scores give DowDuPont a position in the third quartile of the industry group.

The Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score is used by Portfolio Grader to measure DWDP's shares from the perspective of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring methodology takes into account the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Considering this risk/reward calculation, DWDP currently scores above-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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Vonage Holdings (VG) sees Significant Insider Selling Continuing

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Vonage Holdings (VG) sees Significant Insider Selling Continuing

A SEC filing today disclosed a notable insider sale of Vonage Holdings shares as — Jeffrey A Citron, Director — sold 414,913 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $3,368,153. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the sale of 1,028,176 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 1,443,089 shares and have averaged 481,030 shares per transaction over this time period.

Compared to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Vonage Holdings is greater than the 10-company peer group average. Wireless Telecom peer group saw 4 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.4 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Vonage Holdings insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 1,036,428 shares sold with company insiders selling 259,107 shares on average.

Insider buying and selling activity that is significant has been determined by eliminating all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers in creating and writing this story.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insider Sale at Molina Healthcare (MOH) Continues Selling Trend

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider Sale at Molina Healthcare (MOH) Continues Selling Trend

A significant insider sale of the shares of Molina Healthcare was indicated in a form 4 document filed with the SEC today, showing — John C Molina, Director — disposed of 23,993 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $1,500,777. There have been 7 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the disposition of 390,992 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 414,985 shares and have averaged 51,873 shares per transaction over this time period.

Over the last 90 days, the number of insider buy/sell trades at Molina Healthcare is greater than the 11-company peer group average. Managed Healthcare peer group saw 40 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 3.6 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Molina Healthcare insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 0 shares purchased and 546,590 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 13,665 shares on average.

In order to focus on significant insider buying and selling activity, all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers has been eliminated data used to compose and write this story.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insider at KalVista Pharmaceuticals (KALV) Makes Significant purchase of Stock Reverses Sale Trend of Last Quarter

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider at KalVista Pharmaceuticals (KALV) Makes Significant purchase of Stock Reverses Sale Trend of Last Quarter

There was substantial buying activity in KalVista Pharmaceuticals shares by an insider today, as disclosed in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. One insider — Richard Aldrich, Director — acquired 565,065 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $4,866,961. There have been 3 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. These trades have resulted in the acquisition of 1,700,000 company shares and the disposition of 2,901,930 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 636,865 shares and have averaged 1,291,749 shares per transaction over this time period.

Insider buy/sell trading at KalVista Pharmaceuticals is higher than the 42 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Biopharmaceuticals peer group saw 29 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.7 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for KalVista Pharmaceuticals insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 1,744,500 shares purchased and 3,717,484 shares sold with company insiders disposing of 68,034 shares on average.

The data obtained in composing and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) sees Significant Insider Sales Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR) sees Significant Insider Sales Extending the Trend of Last Quarter

Interactive Brokers Group, today, saw three insiders — Earl H Nemser, Director and Officer, Dr Thomas A Frank, Officer, and Paul Jonathan Brody, Director and Officer — sell 46,694 shares having a market value of approximately $2,270,675, as disclosed in form 4 documents filed with the SEC. There have been 3 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to these filings. All of these trades have been sales resulting in the sale of 962,882 company shares. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have seen net sales of 1,009,576 shares and have averaged 168,263 shares per transaction over this time period.

Relative to its peers over the last 90 days, insider buy/sell trading at Interactive Brokers Group is less than the 12-company peer group average. Financial & Commodity Market Operators peer group saw 103 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 8.6 transactions per company. However, the number of shares per buy/sell trade for Interactive Brokers Group is higher. Within the peer group there were 8,350,945 shares purchased and 1,324,845 shares sold with company insiders having bought 305,483 shares on average.

In determining significant insider buying and selling, trades reported to the SEC that involve awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers have been eliminated in data obtained to compose and write this story.

Today’s Insider Activity
* Earl H Nemser, Director and Officer, sold 1,683 shares
* Dr Thomas A Frank, Officer, sold 33,700 shares
* Paul Jonathan Brody, Director and Officer, sold 11,311 shares

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Halcon Resources (HK) Insider Makes Significant Share Sale

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Halcon Resources (HK) Insider Makes Significant Share Sale

One insider — Franklin Resources Inc, 10% Owner — today, sold 1,650,000 shares of Halcon Resources having a market value of approximately $10,296,415, as indicated in a form 4 document filed with the SEC. There have been 2 insiders with buy/sell transactions in the past 90 days prior to this filing. These trades have resulted in the acquisition of 10,000 company shares and the sale of 6,158,420 company shares over this time period. Adding the most recent activity to this 90-day history indicates insider trades have been net sales of 7,798,420 shares and have averaged 2,606,140 shares per transaction over this time period.

The level of buy/sell trading at Halcon Resources is is higher than the 8 peer company average over the last 90-day period. The Oil Exploration & Production – Onshore peer group saw 16 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 2.0 transactions per company. The number of shares per buy/sell trade for Halcon Resources insiders was also higher. Within the peer group there were 10,000 shares purchased and 6,160,920 shares sold with company insiders selling 384,433 shares on average.

The data used in composing and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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Insider Makes Significant Stock Sells in Dominos Pizza (DPZ) Shares

Thursday, October 19, 2017 10:15 PM ET

Insider Makes Significant Stock Sells in Dominos Pizza (DPZ) Shares

A SEC filing today revealed a notable insider sale of Dominos Pizza shares as — Russell J Weiner, Officer — sold 7,276 shares in the company having a market value of approximately $1,418,820. This is the first insider buy/sell trade in the past 90 days.

This number of buy-sell trades at Dominos Pizza is near average for the 19 member peer company. The Quick Service Restaurants peer group saw 14 buy/sell trades during this period for an average of 0.7 transactions per company. However, trading at Dominos Pizza represents a lower number of shares per transaction. Within the peer group there were 217,557 shares purchased and 36,557 shares sold with company insiders having bought 22,625 shares on average over this time period.

The data sourced in composing and writing in this story eliminates all trading activity reported to the SEC that involves awards, options, exercise of derivative securities, company buy-backs, taxes, gifts, shares acquired via inheritance and tenders or exchange offers.

Using proprietary Natural Language Generation (NLG) technology, UpTick evaluates corporate insider filings reported to the SEC and creates real-time news and analysis to report the most significant insider transactions based on transaction type, size and historical trends.

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