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Yesterday, May 21, 2015, 117 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $233.20 to $1,180,446,250.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Evangelista Paul A, who is Executive Vice President at Century Bancorp, bought 14 shares at $39.01 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 5,561 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.25% with the 14-share transaction.

Goldman Marshall I, who is Director at Century Bancorp, bought 33 shares at $39.01 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 7,464 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.44% with the 33-share transaction.

Lemley Fraser, who is Director at Century Bancorp, bought 208 shares at $39.01 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 22,117 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.95% with the 208-share transaction.

Sonnabend Stephanie, who is Director at Century Bancorp, bought 42 shares at $39.01 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,631 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.76% with the 42-share transaction.

Westling Jon, who is Director at Century Bancorp, bought 53 shares at $39.01 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,292 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.65% with the 53-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.61, down $0.40, or 1.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Century Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,810
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 13,869
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 21,350

The average volume for Century Bancorp has been 2,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $139.2 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 3.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services to commercial enterprises, state and local governments and agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in Massachusetts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8.

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rates Century Bancorp as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Brightcove (BCOV) - FREE Research Report

Allaire Jeremy, who is Director at Brightcove, sold 40,000 shares at $7.18 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 422,743 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.64% with the 40,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.10, down $0.08, or 1.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Brightcove go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,600
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 48,099
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,099
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,410
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,505

The average volume for Brightcove has been 158,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brightcove has a market cap of $237.8 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 6.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Brightcove Inc. provides cloud-based services for video. The company primarily offers Brightcove Video Cloud, an online video platform that enables its customers to publish and distribute video to Internet-connected devices. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Brightcove a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Brightcove 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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Shore (SHBI) - FREE Research Report

Allen Edward Conley Jr., who is Cnb-President/Ceo at Shore, bought 500 shares at $9.59 on May 21, 2015. Following this transaction, the Cnb-President/Ceo owned 1,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 50% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.57, down $0.02, or 0.21% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Shore go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 12,150
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,372
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 12,150
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,372
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 12,150
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,372

The average volume for Shore has been 14,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Shore has a market cap of $121.1 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 2.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Shore Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Centreville National Bank of Maryland and The Talbot Bank of Easton, which provide various commercial banking products and services to individuals and businesses in Maryland and Delaware. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Shore a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Shore as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full

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