Jul 1, 2016

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3 stocks where insider selling activity has occurred: Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL), TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL)

3 stocks where insider selling activity has occurred: Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL), TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL)

Insider Trading is the buying or selling of a security by someone who has access to material, nonpublic information about the security. Insider trading is legal once the material information has been made public, at which time the insider has no direct advantage over other investors. The SEC, however, still requires all insiders to report all their transactions. So, as insiders have an insight into the workings of their company, it may be wise for an investor to look at these reports to see how insiders are legally trading their stock.

It isn’t a coincidence that corporate executives seem to always buy and sell at the right times. After all, the CEOs and CFOs of the world have access to every bit of company information you could ever want. This kind of information is extremely valuable to individual investors. For example, if insiders are buying shares in their own companies, they usually know something that normal investors do not. They might buy because they see great potential, a merger, acquisition or simply because they think their stock is undervalued.

Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) saw an insider sell on June 28, 2016 that may make shareholders worried. BINDER STEVEN G, Executive Vice President, sold 400 shares at $34.98 a piece. The total sale came to $13,992, leaving the total count to 13,992 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.40% while institutional investors own about 35.20%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -9.10%. On the other side, 2.84% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Moving on to the second insider trade which involved WALLACE BASS C JR, a Sr. VP & General Counsel at TETRA Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:TTI) sold 13,075 shares at $5.96 per share to trim the total holding at 118,298 shares. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.10% while institutional investors own about 3.40%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -2.27%. On the other side, 3.38% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) also received some insider trading action as TAYLOR ANTHONY P, who the company’s Director is sold some 2,500 shares at a price of $4.94 per share. Its shares currently owned by company management are 0.90% while institutional investors own about 53.90%. The 6-month change recorded in total insider ownership was -0.54%. On the other side, 4.66% change in total institutional ownership has been reported for the 3-month period.

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