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Yesterday, Nov. 24, 2014, 108 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $3.42 to $10,356,964.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Filler James J, who is 10% Owner at Century Bancorp, bought 199 shares at $38.50 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 388,012 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.05% with the 199-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.45, up $0.95, or 2.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Century Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 23
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 67

The average volume for Century Bancorp has been 6,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $141.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 18.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 1.22%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3.

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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 these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO) - FREE Research Report

Wills Richard H, who is Director at Electro Scientific Industries, bought 15,000 shares at $7.08 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 42,597 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 54.35% with the 15,000-share transaction.

DeBakker Robert, who is Vice President of Operations at Electro Scientific Industries, sold 3,921 shares at $7.03 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice President of Operations owned 125,148 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.04% with the 3,921-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.34, up $0.31, or 4.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Electro Scientific Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 35,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 35,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 35,000

The average volume for Electro Scientific Industries has been 133,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Electro Scientific Industries has a market cap of $213.9 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 30.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. provides laser-based manufacturing solutions for the microtechnology industry worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.52%. 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 unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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OCI Resources (OCIR) - FREE Research Report

Minas Angela A, who is Director at OCI Resources, bought 2,500 shares at $22.50 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,962 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 23.9% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.31, down $0.19, or 0.85% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for OCI Resources has been 22,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. OCI Resources has a market cap of $220.0 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 9.08% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

OCI Resources LP is engaged in the trona ore mining and soda ash production businesses in the United States and internationally. It has approximately 23,500 acres of subsurface leased/licensed mining areas in the Green River Basin of Wyoming. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 9.35%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.3.

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rates OCI Resources as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full

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