Insider Trading Trends in the Capital Goods Stock Sector

Wall St. Watchdog uncovers companies in the Capital Goods sector whose insiders have bought and sold shares over the previous six months.  The companies’ market capitalizations range from $500 million to $1 billion.

  • AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE:ACO): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 224,790 shares and have sold -311,860 shares, for a net of -87,070 shares. The shares recently traded at $31.00 and its market capitalization is $975,860,800. About the company: AMCOL International Corporation mines, processes, and distributes clays for use in industrial and consumer markets. The Company additionally processes and distributes clays for use as a moisture barrier in commercial construction, landfill liners. The Company’s clay products are also used in nanotechnology. AMCOL also operates a long-haul trucking and a freight brokerage business.
  • Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE:ORB): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 26,860 shares and have sold -34,610 shares, for a net of -7,750 shares. The shares recently traded at $16.52 and its market capitalization is $965,749,200. About the company: Orbital Sciences Corporation manufactures small space systems for commercial, civil government, and military customers. The Company’s primary products are spacecraft and launch vehicles, ground and air-launched rockets, and missile defense boosters. Orbital offers space-related technical services to government agencies and also builds satellite-based transportation management systems.
  • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 55,270 shares and have sold -21,130 shares, for a net of 34,140 shares. The shares recently traded at $7.26 and its market capitalization is $959,416,300. About the company: Louisiana-Pacific Corporation manufactures building materials and engineered wood products in the United States, Canada, Chile, and Brazil. The Company’s products are used by homebuilders and light commercial builders. Louisiana Pacific’s products include oriented strand board sheathing, flooring, radiant barrier panels, siding and trim, I-joists, and laminated veneer lumber.
  • Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 41,250 shares and have sold -490,930 shares, for a net of -449,680 shares. The shares recently traded at $20.67 and its market capitalization is $950,222,700. About the company: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. distributes residential and non-residential roofing materials in the United States and Canada. The Company also distributes other complementary building materials, including siding, windows, specialty lumber products, and waterproofing systems, for residential and non-residential building exteriors.
  • Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ:RSTI): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 84,000 shares and have sold -60,000 shares, for a net of 24,000 shares. The shares recently traded at $31.25 and its market capitalization is $888,867,500. About the company: Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets laser-based products used for cutting, welding, and marking a wide range of industrial materials. The Company, through its global network, provides a range of laser solutions to the machine tool, automotive, and semiconductor and electronics industries.
  • Granite Construction Inc. (NYSE:GVA): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 81,850 shares and have sold -36,060 shares, for a net of 45,790 shares. The shares recently traded at $22.96 and its market capitalization is $887,191,400. About the company: Granite Construction Incorporated is a heavy civil construction and transportation contractor serving both public and private sector clients. The Company concentrates on infrastructure projects including the construction of roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, mass transit facilities, and airports. Granite also performs site preparation services for the private sector.
  • Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 71,890 shares and have sold -9,800 shares, for a net of 62,090 shares. The shares recently traded at $37.30 and its market capitalization is $845,108,000. About the company: Astec Industries, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and finances equipment and components used primarily in road building and related construction activities. The Company’s products are used in each phase of road building, from quarrying and crushing the aggregate to application of the road surface.
  • Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 67,350 shares and have sold -40,030 shares, for a net of 27,320 shares. The shares recently traded at $43.21 and its market capitalization is $827,164,200. About the company: Tennant Company designs, manufactures, and sells non-residential floor maintenance equipment, floor coatings, and related products. The Company’s products include scrubbers, sweepers, extractors, burnishers, buffers, floor coatings, and full-service equipment support. Tennant sells its products around the world.
  • Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 111,340 shares and have sold -81,540 shares, for a net of 29,800 shares. The shares recently traded at $62.96 and its market capitalization is $791,413,600. About the company: Lindsay Corporation manufactures and markets center pivot and lateral move irrigation equipment, as well as large diameter steel tubing, for use to irrigate agricultural crops. The Company also provides outsourced manufacturing and production services to original equipment manufacturers in the United States.
  • Ameron International Corporation (NYSE:AMN): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 46,200 shares and have sold -4,310 shares, for a net of 41,890 shares. The shares recently traded at $85.25 and its market capitalization is $773,143,000. About the company: Ameron International Corporation manufactures products for the construction, industrial, chemical, and energy markets around the world. The Company’s products include coatings, fiberglass pipes, and concrete and steel pipe systems.
  • Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 471,510 shares and have sold -2,508,330 shares, for a net of -2,036,820 shares. The shares recently traded at $15.80 and its market capitalization is $744,542,200. About the company: Tutor Perini Corporation and its subsidiaries provide general contracting, construction management and design-build services to private clients and public agencies throughout the United States and selected overseas areas.
  • Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 192,400 shares and have sold -81,380 shares, for a net of 111,020 shares. The shares recently traded at $21.91 and its market capitalization is $709,621,200. About the company: Meritage Homes Corporation designs, builds, and sells single-family homes ranging from entry level to semi-custom luxury. The Company operates in the South and West of the United States.
  • The Ryland Group, Inc. (NYSE:RYL): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 312,890 shares and have sold -158,780 shares, for a net of 154,110 shares. The shares recently traded at $14.52 and its market capitalization is $644,366,300. About the company: The Ryland Group, Inc. is a homebuilder and mortgage-related finance firm. The Company’s homebuilding segment specializes in the sale and construction of single-family attached and detached housing. Ryland’s financial services segment provides various mortgage-related products and services for retail customers.
  • AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 17,190 shares and have sold -193,030 shares, for a net of -175,840 shares. The shares recently traded at $28.78 and its market capitalization is $634,823,000. About the company:
  • NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 206,920 shares and have sold -100,000 shares, for a net of 106,920 shares. The shares recently traded at $91.43 and its market capitalization is $621,474,500. About the company:

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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