Are Insiders Shedding Shares of Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)?

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) shares are up more than 29.48% this year and recently decreased -0.27% or -$0.04 to settle at $14.80. CPN's free cash flow ("FCF") per share for the trailing twelve months was +0.15.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) scores higher than Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) on 10 of the 13 measures compared between the two companies. The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $78.67. Nordea Investment Management AB increased its stake in shares of Calpine Corporation by 85.0% during the 1st quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,074,647 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $11,875,000 after purchasing an additional 74,955 shares during the last quarter. BB&T Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Calpine Corporation during the 1st quarter worth about $134,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC now owns 10,636 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 167 shares during the last quarter. Finally, United Services Automobile Association raised its position in Calpine Corporation by 24.7% in the 1st quarter.

The company's stock is now moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 16.63%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 30.1% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $15.08. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Calpine Corp. from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Analysts are speculating a 17% move, based on the high target price ($122) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Calpine Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Calpine Corporation in a research note on Friday, July 28th. The company has a market cap of $5.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 111.73 and a beta of 1.02. Calpine Corporation has a 12 month low of $9.30 and a 12 month high of $14.94. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 0.59% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.85 percent.

Beta is an important measure that gives investors a sense of the market risk associated with a particular stock. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 2.30. Calpine Corporation had a net margin of 0.57% and a negative return on equity of 8.92%.

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) closed its last session at $14.87. During the same quarter previous year, the firm posted $0.06 EPS. Comparatively, CPN posted earnings of $-0.12 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier.

WARNING: "Calpine Corporation (CPN) Shares Sold by Northern Trust Corp" was first posted by Dispatch Tribunal and is owned by of Dispatch Tribunal. If you are viewing this piece on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright and trademark laws. The original version of this piece can be viewed at Hot Stocks Point (HSP) makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, but we didn't suggest or recommend buying or selling of any financial instrument unless that information is subsequently confirmed on your own. The Eagle Global Advisors Llc holds 78,370 shares with $6.17 million value, up from 11,400 last quarter. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 0.30% shares. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Jack A. Fusco sold 348,100 shares of Calpine Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the analysis of a Stock. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 344,835 shares in the company, valued at $5,075,971.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. This figure represents the amount of revenue a company generates per dollar of assets.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 9%. The Company's divisions include West, Texas and East (including Canada).

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