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Yesterday, Jan. 13, 2015, 25 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.01 to $771,986.07.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Costco Wholesale (COST) - FREE Research Report

Rose Timothy L., who is Executive VP at Costco Wholesale, sold 4,082 shares at $142.65 on Jan. 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive VP owned 30,329 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.86% with the 4,082-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $138.56, down $4.09, or 2.95% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Costco Wholesale go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14,648
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 79,098
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 137,355

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 $62.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 0.47% 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%. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.6. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Costco Wholesale a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 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, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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CVD Equipment (CVV) - FREE Research Report

Rosenbaum Leonard A, who is Pres, CEO, Chairman at CVD Equipment, sold 20,000 shares at $15.45 on Jan. 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the Pres, CEO, Chairman owned 797,870 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.45% with the 20,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.92, down $1.53, or 10.99% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CVD Equipment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,759
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 45,429
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,990

The average volume for CVD Equipment has been 27,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. CVD Equipment has a market cap of $94.3 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 4.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

CVD Equipment Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures customized equipment and process solutions used to develop and manufacture solar, nano, and advanced electronic components, materials, and coatings for research and industrial applications in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 384.0. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates CVD Equipment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates CVD Equipment as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full

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Universal Technical Institute (UTI) - FREE Research Report

Peterson Bryce H, who is SVP Information Technology at Universal Technical Institute, sold 1,020 shares at $9.38 on Jan. 13, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP Information Technology owned 41,345 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.41% with the 1,020-share transaction.

Historical insider transactions for Universal Technical Institute go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 30,977

The average volume for Universal Technical Institute has been 74,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Universal Technical Institute has a market cap of $237.2 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 3.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. provides postsecondary education services for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, and marine technicians in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.26%. The company has a P/E ratio of 117.5. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Universal Technical Institute a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Universal Technical Institute 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, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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