Insider Trading Trends in these Consumer Non-Cyclical Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals companies in the Consumer Non-Cyclical sector whose insiders have bought and sold shares over the previous six months.  The companies’ market capitalizations range from $500 million to $1 billion.

  • J+J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ:JJSF): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 70,230 shares and have sold -21,570 shares, for a net of 48,660 shares. The shares recently traded at $51.71 and its market capitalization is $965,624,700. About the company: J & J Snack Foods Corp. manufactures, markets, and distributes a variety of snack foods and beverages for the food service and retail supermarket industries. The Company’s products include soft pretzels, frozen carbonated beverages, frozen juice bars and desserts, churros, funnel cakes, cookies, and bakery products.
  • Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDEN): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 140,800 shares and have sold -249,840 shares, for a net of -109,040 shares. The shares recently traded at $32.19 and its market capitalization is $934,487,000. About the company: Elizabeth Arden, Inc. manufactures, distributes, and markets prestige fragrances and related skin treatment and cosmetic products for men and women. The Company’s fragrance brands include Red Door, White Diamonds, Grey Flannel, Halston, Guerlain, and Nautica. Elizabeth Arden’s skin care brands include Ceramides, Visible Difference, and Millenium.
  • B+G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 330,560 shares and have sold -161,360 shares, for a net of 169,200 shares. The shares recently traded at $18.22 and its market capitalization is $873,066,600. About the company: B&G Foods Inc. manufactures, sells, and distributes shelf-stable foods across the United States. The Company sells and distributes its products through supermarket warehouses, distributors, mass merchants, catalogs, and other sales channels. B&G sells foods such as salsa, maple syrup, pickles, baked beans, liquid smoke, meat spreads, and vinegars under its own brands.
  • Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 133,190 shares and have sold -70,350 shares, for a net of 62,840 shares. The shares recently traded at $36.26 and its market capitalization is $842,309,400. About the company: Universal Corporation is an independent leaf tobacco merchant. The Company has additional operations in agri-products and the distribution of lumber and building products. Universal sells primarily flue-cured and burley tobaccos to manufacturers located throughout the world.
  • Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 650,090 shares and have sold -358,900 shares, for a net of 291,190 shares. The shares recently traded at $8.20 and its market capitalization is $785,045,500. About the company: Cott Corporation produces and distributes a variety of premium beverages. The Company’s beverages include soft drinks, new age beverages, iced teas, juice drinks, sports drinks, and bottled water. Cott operates manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom. The Company markets its beverages to retailers worldwide.
  • The Andersons, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANDE): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 193,190 shares and have sold -209,070 shares, for a net of -15,880 shares. The shares recently traded at $40.85 and its market capitalization is $759,810,000. About the company: The Andersons, Inc. merchandises grain, operates grain elevator facilities, distributes wholesale agricultural fertilizer, and distributes agricultural inputs to dealers and farmers. The Company also manufactures lawn fertilizer and corncob-based products, and purchases, sells, repairs, and leases railcars. In addition, The Andersons operates retail stores and a distribution center.
  • Peet-s Coffee + Tea, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEET): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 228,870 shares and have sold -235,260 shares, for a net of -6,390 shares. The shares recently traded at $59.24 and its market capitalization is $759,318,800. About the company: Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. markets fresh roasted whole bean coffee. The Company distributes its products through specialty grocery and gourmet food stores, mail order, and office and restaurant accounts.
  • Heckmann Corporation (NYSE:HEK): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 243,500 shares and have sold -45,000 shares, for a net of 198,500 shares. The shares recently traded at $6.17 and its market capitalization is $708,178,600. About the company: Heckmann Corporation is an investment holding company, operating in the water industry. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provide water treatment and disposal services, operate bottling facilities, and transport water through pipelines.
  • OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 191,990 shares and have sold -27,160 shares, for a net of 164,830 shares. The shares recently traded at $7.24 and its market capitalization is $622,412,500. About the company: OfficeMax Inc sells and market office products. The Company distributes and retails a variety of products such as office supplies, technology products, and business furniture. OfficeMax sells through stores located throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and many of the products are also sold through its catalog and online.
  • Inter Parfums, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAR): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 1,049,630 shares and have sold -1,706,900 shares, for a net of -657,270 shares. The shares recently traded at $19.89 and its market capitalization is $607,322,900. About the company: Inter Parfums, Inc. provides prestige and mass market perfumes and cosmetics on a worldwide basis. The Company owns or licenses various prestige brand names, including Burberry, S.T. Dupont, Paul Smith, Molyneux, Weil, and Christian Lacroix. Inter Parfums mass markets its products under the Jean Philippe brand name.
  • Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 806,000 shares and have sold -6,560 shares, for a net of 799,440 shares. The shares recently traded at $64.63 and its market capitalization is $532,958,100. About the company: Blyth, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes a line of candles and home fragrance products in the United States. The Company’s products include scented candles, outdoor lighting products, potpourri, and environmental fragrance products. Blyth also markets related candle accessories and decorative seasonal products.
  • Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGX): Over the past six months, insiders have bought 1,745,860 shares and have sold -150,000 shares, for a net of 1,595,860 shares. The shares recently traded at $3.86 and its market capitalization is $518,515,700. About the company: Star Scientific, Inc. is developing proprietary scientific technology for the curing of tobacco so as to prevent, retard or reduce the formation of carcinogenic toxins present in tobacco. The Company is also developing tobacco products that deliver substantially less carcinogenic toxins, and manufactures and sells several discount cigarette brands which contain StarCure tobacco.

(N0te: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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