Insider Trading Trends in These Utilities Stocks Now

Wall St. Watchdog looks at insider trading trends for the 10 largest companies, as measured by market capitalization, in the Utilities sector.  The insider trading data cover the past six months.

Criteria for this stock screen are:

  • Market capitalization greater than $1 billion
  • Insider shares purchased is greater than 0
  • Insider shares sold is greater than 0

Finally, note that the number of shares sold by insiders is shown as a negative number.

  • Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD): Insiders purchased 416,230 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -123,630 over the past six months. Net transactions were 6 for the six month period. Insiders own 1% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 274,500,000. The stock recently traded at $42.86 and its market capitalization is $36,427,030,000. About the company: Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides processing and transportation services to producers and consumers of natural gas liquids. The Company generally processes products that are ultimately used as feedstocks in petrochemical manufacturing, in the production of motor gasoline, and as fuel for residential and commercial heating.
  • The Southern Company (NYSE:SO): Insiders purchased 722,720 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -721,760 over the past six months. Net transactions were 1 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 832,000,000. The stock recently traded at $40.26 and its market capitalization is $34,185,680,000. About the company: Southern Company is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States. The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions.
  • Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC): Insiders purchased 18,910 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -2,040 over the past six months. Net transactions were 13 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 661,000,000. The stock recently traded at $44.23 and its market capitalization is $29,289,730,000. About the company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D): Insiders purchased 224,210 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -58,490 over the past six months. Net transactions were 11 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 588,900,000. The stock recently traded at $49.30 and its market capitalization is $28,386,820,000. About the company: Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Company produces, transports, distributes, and markets natural gas to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
  • Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK): Insiders purchased 613,980 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -185,410 over the past six months. Net transactions were 6 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 1,318,000,000. The stock recently traded at $18.82 and its market capitalization is $25,051,050,000. About the company: Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company located primarily in the Americas that owns an integrated network of energy assets. The Company manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery, and trading businesses in the United States and Latin America.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE): Insiders purchased 689,540 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -556,860 over the past six months. Net transactions were 13 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 410,300,000. The stock recently traded at $57.36 and its market capitalization is $24,203,680,000. About the company: NextEra Energy, Inc. is a clean energy company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy utilizing natural gas, wind and nuclear resources.
  • Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI): Insiders purchased 296,378,170 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -295,579,570 over the past six months. Net transactions were 7 for the six month period. Insiders own 1% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 707,000,000. The stock recently traded at $27.57 and its market capitalization is $19,491,990,000. About the company: Kinder Morgan Inc. is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company. The Company owns and operates pipelines that transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide and other products, and terminals that store petroleum products and chemicals and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke.
  • FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): Insiders purchased 1,563,720 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -1,207,560 over the past six months. Net transactions were 4 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 304,000,000. The stock recently traded at $45.35 and its market capitalization is $18,966,120,000. About the company: FirstEnergy Corp. is a public utility holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, exploration and production of oil and natural gas, transmission and marketing of natural gas, and energy management and other energy-related services.
  • Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE): Insiders purchased 783,660 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -638,570 over the past six months. Net transactions were 9 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 648,000,000. The stock recently traded at $27.19 and its market capitalization is $17,670,500,000. About the company: Spectra Energy Corporation transmits, stores, distributes, gathers, and processes natural gas. The Company provides transportation and storage of natural gas to customers in various regions of the northeastern and southeastern United States, the Maritime Provinces in Canada and the Pacific Northwest in the United States and Canada, and the province of Ontario, Canada.
  • PG+E Corporation (NYSE:PCG): Insiders purchased 174,560 shares in the past 6 months, against insider sales of -116,230 over the past six months. Net transactions were 8 for the six month period. Insiders own 0% of the outstanding shares, of which there are 382,000,000. The stock recently traded at $42.50 and its market capitalization is $16,912,860,000. About the company: PG&E Corporation is a holding company that holds interests in energy based businesses. The Company’s holdings include a public utility operating in northern and central California that provides electricity and natural gas distribution; electricity generation, procurement, and transmission; and natural gas procurement, transportation, and storage.
“Insider net transactions” shows the general bullishness of company insiders.  If more insider purchases than sales were made over the six month period, then this value is a positive number; conversely, if more insider sales than purchases were made, this value is a negative number.  The further away from zero this value is, the more bullish (positive) or bearish (negative number) the company’s insiders.  Obviously, a value of zero represents an equal number of sellers and buyers.  Note, also, that the number of shares sold can exceed the number of shares purchased over the six month period, yet the “insider net transactions” number can be positive.  The opposite can be true as well: the number of shares purchased can exceed the number of shares sold, yet the number of sale transactions can be greater than the number of purchase transactions.

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

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