Yesterday, Aug. 27, 2015, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $287.50 to $3,256,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ciena (CIEN) - FREE Research Report

Moylan James E Jr, who is SVP Finance, CFO at Ciena, sold 1,000 shares at $21.28 on Aug. 27, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP Finance, CFO owned 387,227 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.26% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.55, up $1.27, or 5.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ciena go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,417
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 78,447
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 131,957

The average volume for Ciena has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ciena has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 16.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ciena Corporation provides equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of voice, video, and data traffic on communications networks worldwide. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Ciena a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Ciena as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full

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Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) - FREE Research Report

Link Raymond A, who is Director at Electro Scientific Industries, bought 5,000 shares at $4.19 on Aug. 27, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 20.83% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.49, up $0.30, or 6.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Electro Scientific Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 40,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,358
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 40,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,358
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,940

The average volume for Electro Scientific Industries has been 251,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Electro Scientific Industries has a market cap of $130.1 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 43.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Component Processing and Micromachining. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.81%. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Electro Scientific Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Electro Scientific Industries as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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AMN Healthcare Services (AHS) - FREE Research Report

Johns Michael M E, who is Director at AMN Healthcare Services, sold 5,950 shares at $35.05 on Aug. 27, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 46,418 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.36% with the 5,950-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.90, down $1.15, or 3.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AMN Healthcare Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 79,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 99,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 125,361

The average volume for AMN Healthcare Services has been 713,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. AMN Healthcare Services has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 76.63% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities in the United States. It operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Healthcare Staffing, Locum Tenens Staffing, and Physician Permanent Placement Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.8. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate AMN Healthcare Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates AMN Healthcare Services as a

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, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and compelling growth in net income. We feel its 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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