Insider Trading Alert - COST, CNBKA And FDEF Traded By Insiders - TheStreet

Yesterday, Oct. 27, 2015, 46 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $9.70 to $8,186,902.01.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Costco Wholesale (COST) - FREE Research Report

Schutt Douglas W, who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale, sold 25,000 shares at $156.90 on Oct. 27, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 54,840 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 31.31% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $156.90, down $0.00, or 0% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 31,279
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,279
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,694

The average volume for Costco Wholesale has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Costco Wholesale has a market cap of $68.6 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 11.29% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Costco Wholesale Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates membership warehouses. The company offers branded and private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.2. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Costco Wholesale a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates Costco Wholesale 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, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Filler James J, who is 10% Owner at Century Bancorp, bought 1,096 shares at $44.29 on Oct. 27, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 472,309 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.23% with the 1,096-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.46, up $0.17, or 0.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Century Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,058
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 472,209
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 499,937

The average volume for Century Bancorp has been 3,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $161.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 10.46% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services in Massachusetts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2.

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rates Century Bancorp as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full

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First Defiance Financial (FDEF) - FREE Research Report

Burgei Douglas A, who is Director at First Defiance Financial, sold 4,500 shares at $39.51 on Oct. 27, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,945 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.82% with the 4,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.50, down $0.01, or 0.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Defiance Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 50
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,250
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 50
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,125
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 50
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,648

The average volume for First Defiance Financial has been 39,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Defiance Financial has a market cap of $366.2 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 14.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

First Defiance Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for First Federal Bank of the Midwest that provides financial services to communities based in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.03%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate First Defiance Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates First Defiance Financial as a

buy

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

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