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Yesterday, March 19, 2015, 56 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $59.05 to $2,925,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Craft Brew Alliance (BREW) - FREE Research Report

Rogers John D JR, who is Director at Craft Brew Alliance, bought 2,500 shares at $13.22 on March 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 33,531 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 8.06% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.61, up $0.39, or 2.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Craft Brew Alliance go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,804
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,804
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,552

The average volume for Craft Brew Alliance has been 57,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Craft Brew Alliance has a market cap of $255.6 million and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are down 1.65% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. engages in brewing and selling craft beers and ciders under the Kona, Widmer Brothers, Redhook, Omission, and Square Mile brand names in the United States. It operates in two segments, Beer Related Operations and Pubs Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 83.6. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Craft Brew Alliance a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Craft Brew Alliance as a

hold

. 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 and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. Get the full

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Violin Memory (VMEM) - FREE Research Report

Bo-Linn Cheemin, who is Director at Violin Memory, bought 10,000 shares at $3.57 on March 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.39, down $0.18, or 5.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Violin Memory go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 145,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 145,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 145,000

The average volume for Violin Memory has been 769,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Violin Memory has a market cap of $330.3 million and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 32.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Violin Memory, Inc. develops and supplies memory-based storage systems to bring storage performance in line with high-speed applications, servers, and networks worldwide. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Violin Memory a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full

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Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR) - FREE Research Report

Carrillo Victor G, who is Director at Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, bought 4,605 shares at $2.10 on March 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 121,586 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.94% with the 4,605-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $2.28, up $0.18, or 7.89% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,495
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,495
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 91,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 13,495
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.2 million

The average volume for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has been 6.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation has a market cap of $466.2 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 26.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, explores for, exploits, acquires, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid resources in the United States. The company operates through the U.S. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation as a

sell

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

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