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Yesterday, Feb. 18, 2015, 80 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $424.57 to $433,700,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

American Electric Power (AEP) - FREE Research Report

Barton Lisa M, who is Executive Vice President at American Electric Power, sold 793 shares at $58.23 on Feb. 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 793-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.03, up $0.80, or 1.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Electric Power go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,603
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,603
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,603

The average volume for American Electric Power has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Electric Power has a market cap of $28.3 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 2.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate American Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates American Electric Power as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

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Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) - FREE Research Report

Sohovich JoAnna, who is President, IAR at Stanley Black & Decker, sold 3,646 shares at $98.20 on Feb. 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the President, IAR owned 21,269 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.63% with the 3,646-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $98.11, down $0.09, or 0.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stanley Black & Decker go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,389
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,983
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,663

The average volume for Stanley Black & Decker has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stanley Black & Decker has a market cap of $15.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 2.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. provides power and hand tools, mechanical access solutions, and electronic security and monitoring systems for various industrial applications. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Stanley Black & Decker a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

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National Penn (NPBC) - FREE Research Report

Martin Christian F Iv, who is Director at National Penn, bought 932 shares at $10.73 on Feb. 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 389,919 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.24% with the 932-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.48, down $0.25, or 2.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for National Penn go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14.6 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,963
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14.6 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 18,995
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14.6 million

The average volume for National Penn has been 683,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. National Penn has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 0.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for National Penn Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to residents and businesses primarily in eastern and central Pennsylvania. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates National Penn a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

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