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Dividend Channel is a dividend stock research website, aimed at financial advisors and retail investors trying to maximize the opportunities in dividend payers. The site includes a number of ground-breaking features that allow investors to dig deeper into interesting dividend stocks, including the site's DividendRank system. Each week Dividend Channel sends a newsletter, after screening through its coverage universe of dividend paying stocks, and looking at a variety of data such as dividend history, current dividend yield, book value, and quarterly earnings, and comparing that fundamental data to the stock's trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and valuation. The top most interesting stocks as identified by the proprietary DividendRank formula are then presented neatly divided into 17 sectors/categories. Subscribers find these lists to be a great research tool for generating ideas that merit further research.

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Bullish Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - USPH

In trading on Tuesday, shares of US Physical Therapy, Inc. crossed above their 200 day moving average of $65.87, changing hands as high as $66.50 per share.

Noteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: UHS, GBT, CRC

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Universal Health Services, Inc. , where a total of 6,078 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 607,800 underlying shares.

Notable Tuesday Option Activity: NTCT, TISI, RT

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in NetScout Systems Inc , where a total of 10,964 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.1 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 134.9% of NTCT's average daily trading volume over the past month of 812,835 shares.

Notable Tuesday Option Activity: SHLD, ITCI, EBS

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Sears Holdings Corp , where a total of 14,264 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 1.4 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 77.2% of SHLD's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.8 million shares.

TCP Capital Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 8.71% Yield (TCPC)

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider's view of the business, and presumably the only reason an insider would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.