Traders Are Watching – NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) , Flexsteel Industries (NASDAQ:FLXS) , Barrett Business Services (NASDAQ:BBSI) , Statoil (NYSE:STO)

NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ:NDAQ) EVP Anna M. Ewing sold 58,893 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.19, for a total transaction of $2,366,909.67. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 91,242 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,667,016. NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) stock performance was 0.67% in last session and finished the day at $40.30. Traded volume was 573,576.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 1.40million shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.15. NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) insider ownership is 1.10%.

Karel K. Czanderna ’77 of Dubuque, Iowa, president, chief executive officer and director of Flexsteel Industries, Inc., has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. She will serve on the governance committee.  Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLXS) rose 0.40 percent to $32.43 Wednesday on volume of 11,759.00million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $32.31 to $32.80. Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLXS) has a market capitalization of $237.12million.

Lake Street Capital initiated coverage on shares of Barrett Business Services, Inc (NASDAQ:BBSI) in a research note released on Wednesday, 02 July 2014. The firm issued a buy rating and a $75.00 target price on the stock. Barrett Business Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBSI)’s stock on July 16, 2014 reported a increase of 0.72% to the closing price of $54.81. Its fifty two weeks range is $41.96 -$102.20. The total market capitalization recorded $393.31million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 73,570.00million shares. In its share capital, BBSI has 7.18million outstanding shares.

Morgan Stanley has taken action a number of other stocks recently. The firm downgraded shares of Statoil ASA(ADR) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating. On Wednesday, shares of Statoil ASA (ADR) (NYSE:STO) advanced 1.26% to close the day at $30.57. Company return on investment (ROI) is 10.40% and its monthly performance is recorded as -4.02%. Statoil ASA(ADR) (NYSE:STO) quarterly revenue growth is 10.32%.

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