Yesterday, Dec. 28, 2015, 43 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $473.00 to $7,357,629.74.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Asta Funding (ASFI) - FREE Research Report

Mangrove Partners Master Fund, Ltd., who is 10% Owner at Asta Funding, bought 6,300 shares at $7.82 on Dec. 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.4 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.44% with the 6,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.93, up $0.11, or 1.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Asta Funding go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 45,609
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 45,609
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 45,609
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,000

The average volume for Asta Funding has been 25,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Asta Funding has a market cap of $94.0 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 11.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Asta Funding, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in consumer receivable business in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Receivables, Personal Injury Claims, Structured Settlements, and GAR Disability Advocacy. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Asta Funding a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Asta Funding 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 increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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LTC Properties (LTC) - FREE Research Report

Chappell Brent P., who is SVP, Inv. & Portfolio Mgmt at LTC Properties, sold 1,000 shares at $42.07 on Dec. 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Inv. & Portfolio Mgmt owned 28,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.39% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.95, up $0.88, or 2.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LTC Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,952
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,952
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,952

The average volume for LTC Properties has been 194,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. LTC Properties has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 1.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

LTC Properties, Inc. operates as a health care real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate LTC Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates LTC Properties as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. 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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Spark Energy (SPKE) - FREE Research Report

Hodges Georganne, who is Vice President & CFO at Spark Energy, sold 1,518 shares at $20.21 on Dec. 28, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vice President & CFO owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,518-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.24, up $2.03, or 9.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Spark Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 57,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 65,200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,000

The average volume for Spark Energy has been 34,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Spark Energy has a market cap of $61.9 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 51.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Spark Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retail energy services company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Retail Natural Gas and Retail Electricity. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Spark Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Spark Energy as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full

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