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Yesterday, Dec. 19, 2014, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $119.85 to $228,846,700.60.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Filler James J, who is 10% Owner at Century Bancorp, bought 3 shares at $39.95 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 389,596 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0% with the 3-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.17, up $0.22, or 0.55% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Century Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 9
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 24
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 57

The average volume for Century Bancorp has been 4,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $145.3 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 21.32% 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 1.19%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5.

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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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People's United Financial (PBCT) - FREE Research Report

Cruger William Frank Jr., who is Director at People's United Financial, bought 6,725 shares at $14.88 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 6,725 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 6,725-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.16, up $0.29, or 1.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for People's United Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,400
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,920
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,400
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,920
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 66,423

The average volume for People's United Financial has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. People's United Financial has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 1.92% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

People's United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People's United Bank that provides commercial banking, retail and business banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates People's United Financial a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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rates People's United Financial as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Kroger (KR) - FREE Research Report

Hjelm Christopher T, who is Senior Vice President at Kroger, sold 6,000 shares at $63.34 on Dec. 19, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 104,160 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.45% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $63.55, up $0.21, or 0.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kroger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,015
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,700
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 54,102

The average volume for Kroger has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kroger has a market cap of $30.7 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 60.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer worldwide. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.18%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Kroger as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

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