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Friday, April 24, 2015, 53 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $93.52 to $16,621,325.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Astec Industries (ASTE) - FREE Research Report

Leffew Robin A, who is Corporate Controller at Astec Industries, sold 404 shares at $42.90 on April 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Corporate Controller owned 404 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50% with the 404-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.40, up $0.50, or 1.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Astec Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,250
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,250
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,250

The average volume for Astec Industries has been 103,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Astec Industries has a market cap of $988.0 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 9.59% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Astec Industries, Inc. manufactures and sells equipment and components primarily for the road building, aggregate processing, geothermal, water, oil and gas, and wood processing industries in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.93%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Astec Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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Hercules Technology Growth Capital (HTGC) - FREE Research Report

Baron Jessica T, who is Cfo at Hercules Technology Growth Capital, sold 2,000 shares at $14.06 on April 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 99,634 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.97% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.79, down $0.27, or 1.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hercules Technology Growth Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,127
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 22,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,127
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 180,132

The average volume for Hercules Technology Growth Capital has been 385,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hercules Technology Growth Capital has a market cap of $909.8 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 6.12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Hercules Technology Growth Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates Hercules Technology Growth Capital as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. 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 weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Travelers Companies (TRV) - FREE Research Report

Ruegger Philip T III, who is Director at Travelers Companies, bought 2,100 shares at $103.06 on April 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,811 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 19.61% with the 2,100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $104.30, up $1.24, or 1.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Travelers Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 34,537
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 36,037

The average volume for Travelers Companies has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Travelers Companies has a market cap of $33.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the Unites states and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.36%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.1. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Travelers Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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rates Travelers Companies as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. 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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