Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, 85 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $378.00 to $15,686,130.39.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Federal Agricultural Mortgage (AGM) - FREE Research Report

McElroy James B., who is Director at Federal Agricultural Mortgage, bought 100 shares at $24.89 on Aug. 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,304 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.92% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.82, down $1.07, or 4.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Federal Agricultural Mortgage go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 100
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 9,350

The average volume for Federal Agricultural Mortgage has been 31,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Federal Agricultural Mortgage has a market cap of $239.7 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 18.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation provides a secondary market for various loans made to borrowers in the United States. It operates through four segments: Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, and Institutional Credit. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.56%. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Federal Agricultural Mortgage a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Federal Agricultural Mortgage as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Basic Energy Services (BAS) - FREE Research Report

Rogers Doug, who is VP - Marketing at Basic Energy Services, bought 10,000 shares at $4.32 on Aug. 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP - Marketing owned 90,594 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 12.41% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.62, down $0.70, or 19.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Basic Energy Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 200,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 275,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 283,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,000

The average volume for Basic Energy Services has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Basic Energy Services has a market cap of $182.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 47.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Basic Energy Services, Inc. provides well site services to oil and natural gas drilling and producing companies in the United States. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Basic Energy Services a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Basic Energy Services as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. Get the full

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Mesa Laboratories (MLAB) - FREE Research Report

Dwyer Robert V, who is Director at Mesa Laboratories, sold 2,000 shares at $119.50 on Aug. 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 99,373 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.97% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $109.40, down $10.10, or 9.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mesa Laboratories go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,937
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,937
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,937

The average volume for Mesa Laboratories has been 8,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mesa Laboratories has a market cap of $403.2 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 43.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets quality control instruments and disposable products. It operates through three segments: Instruments, Biological Indicators, and Continuous Monitoring. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.5. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Mesa Laboratories a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Mesa Laboratories as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

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