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Yesterday, March 17, 2015, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $428.00 to $8,749,928.65.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Clearfield (CLFD) - FREE Research Report

Hill John P, who is Chief Operating Officer at Clearfield, sold 10,000 shares at $15.02 on March 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 219,069 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.37% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.17, up $0.15, or 0.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Clearfield go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 13,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 70,000

The average volume for Clearfield has been 51,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Clearfield has a market cap of $202.4 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 20.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Clearfield, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells standard and custom passive connectivity products to the fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP), large enterprises, and original equipment manufacturers markets in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Clearfield a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Clearfield as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Knight Transportation (KNX) - FREE Research Report

Yu Wayne, who is VP of Accounting & Finance at Knight Transportation, sold 1,403 shares at $32.79 on March 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP of Accounting & Finance owned 2,797 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 33.4% with the 1,403-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.07, up $1.28, or 3.75% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Knight Transportation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 354
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 354
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,554

The average volume for Knight Transportation has been 817,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Knight Transportation has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 0.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Knight Transportation, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier of general commodities primarily in the United States. It operates through two segments, Trucking and Logistics. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.71%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Knight Transportation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Knight Transportation as a

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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. 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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Sovran Self Storage (SSS) - FREE Research Report

Havener Arthur L Jr, who is Director at Sovran Self Storage, bought 278 shares at $91.66 on March 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 278 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 278-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $92.14, up $0.48, or 0.52% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sovran Self Storage go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 670
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 17,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 670
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 670
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29,966

The average volume for Sovran Self Storage has been 218,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sovran Self Storage has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 5.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Sovran Self Storage, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in the acquisition, ownership, and management of self-storage properties in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.4. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Sovran Self Storage a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Sovran Self Storage as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share 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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