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Yesterday, Dec. 16, 2014, 105 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $63.36 to $15,595,781.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Global Brass & Copper Holdings (BRSS) - FREE Research Report

Marsh Donald L Jr, who is Director at Global Brass & Copper Holdings, bought 5,000 shares at $11.87 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 11,702 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 74.6% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.82, down $0.05, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Global Brass & Copper Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 18,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6.4 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 18,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6.4 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 18,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6.4 million

The average volume for Global Brass & Copper Holdings has been 115,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Global Brass & Copper Holdings has a market cap of $250.1 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 27.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. operates as a converter, fabricator, distributor, and processor of specialized copper and brass products in North America. It operates in three segments: Olin Brass, Chase Brass, and A.J. Oster. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Global Brass & Copper Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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sell

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

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Maximus (MMS) - FREE Research Report

Seymann Marilyn R, who is Director at Maximus, sold 2,806 shares at $51.38 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 92,349 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.95% with the 2,806-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $51.00, down $0.38, or 0.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Maximus go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 245
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,300
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 245
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 97,242
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 245

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  • 24-Week # shares sold: 131,660

The average volume for Maximus has been 368,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 14.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services to government health and human services agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia. The company operates through two segments, Health Services and Human Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.35%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.3. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Maximus 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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RF Micro Devices (RFMD) - FREE Research Report

Hilgendorf Norman A, who is VP & Pres. Multi-Market Prod. at RF Micro Devices, sold 10,000 shares at $15.05 on Dec. 16, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP & Pres. Multi-Market Prod. owned 239,822 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.94, down $0.11, or 0.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RF Micro Devices go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 98,940
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 281,552
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 607,552

The average volume for RF Micro Devices has been 11.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. RF Micro Devices has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 189.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

RF Micro Devices, Inc. is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of radio frequency (RF) solutions for original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers in wireless and wired communications applications in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.3. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate RF Micro Devices a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

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