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Yesterday, Dec. 10, 2013, 123 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $495.90 to $1,382,884,839.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

AutoNation (AN) - FREE Research Report

Lampert Edward S who is 10% Owner at AutoNation sold 453,693 shares at $50.62 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 27.4 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.63% with the 453,693-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.33, down $0.29, or 0.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AutoNation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 63,128
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 63,359
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.7 million

The average volume for AutoNation has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. AutoNation has a market cap of $6.2 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 27.33% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

AutoNation, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an automotive retailer in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Domestic, Import, and Premium Luxury. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates AutoNation a buy, 2 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, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

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Dril-Quip (DRQ) - FREE Research Report

Gariepy James A. who is SR V.P. and COO at Dril-Quip sold 2,320 shares at $108.93 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the SR V.P. and COO owned 34,698 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.27% with the 2,320-share transaction.

Brooks Jerry M who is VP - Finance and CFO at Dril-Quip sold 774 shares at $108.93 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP - Finance and CFO owned 12,964 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.63% with the 774-share transaction.

DeBerry Blake T. who is President and CEO at Dril-Quip sold 2,320 shares at $108.93 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 34,698 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.27% with the 2,320-share transaction.

Webster James C. who is VP - Gen Counsel & Secretary at Dril-Quip sold 774 shares at $108.93 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP - Gen Counsel & Secretary owned 12,486 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.84% with the 774-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $108.09, down $0.84, or 0.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Dril-Quip go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 507
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,289
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,289

The average volume for Dril-Quip has been 302,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Dril-Quip has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 50.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Dril-Quip, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services engineered offshore drilling and production equipment for use in deepwater, harsh environment, and severe service applications worldwide. It operates in three segments: Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, and Asia-Pacific. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.0. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Dril-Quip a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these 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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LIN Media (LIN) - FREE Research Report

Parent Denise M who is Sr. VP Chief Legal Officer at LIN Media sold 5,205 shares at $25.85 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP Chief Legal Officer owned 159,691 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.16% with the 5,205-share transaction.

Sadusky Vincent L who is President and CEO at LIN Media sold 17,437 shares at $25.87 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.7% with the 17,437-share transaction.

Blumenthal Scott M who is Executive VP Television at LIN Media sold 6,516 shares at $25.87 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Executive VP Television owned 166,716 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.76% with the 6,516-share transaction.

Richter Robert S who is Sr. Vice President Digital at LIN Media sold 6,354 shares at $25.84 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President Digital owned 191,382 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.21% with the 6,354-share transaction.

Schmaeling Richard J who is Sr. VP Chief Financial Officer at LIN Media sold 6,974 shares at $25.87 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP Chief Financial Officer owned 236,254 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.87% with the 6,974-share transaction.

Mohamed Nicholas N who is VP Controller at LIN Media sold 979 shares at $25.34 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the VP Controller owned 73,818 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.31% with the 979-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.48, up $0.14, or 0.53% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for LIN Media has been 499,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. LIN Media has a market cap of $890.6 million and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

LIN Media LLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a local multimedia company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.2. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate LIN Media a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, robust revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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NextEra Energy (NEE) - FREE Research Report

Pimentel Armando Jr who is President & CEO of Sub at NextEra Energy sold 4,992 shares at $84.31 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the President & CEO of Sub owned 49,383 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.18% with the 4,992-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $82.84, down $1.47, or 1.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for NextEra Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,698

The average volume for NextEra Energy has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. NextEra Energy has a market cap of $36.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 21.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company is involved in the generation of renewable energy from wind and solar projects. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.12%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.7. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate NextEra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates NextEra Energy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

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Stillwater Mining Company (SWC) - FREE Research Report

McMullen Michael who is President and CEO at Stillwater Mining Company bought 3,000 shares at $11.77 on Dec. 10, 2013. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 8,586 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 53.71% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.57, down $0.20, or 1.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Stillwater Mining Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,900
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 83,618

The average volume for Stillwater Mining Company has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Stillwater Mining Company has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 9.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Stillwater Mining Company engages in developing, extracting, processing, smelting, refining, and marketing palladium, platinum, and associated metals (PGMs). It also explores for nickel, copper, gold, and silver ores. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Stillwater Mining Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Stillwater Mining Company as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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