Yesterday, Aug. 4, 2016, 63 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $50.84 to $26,626,694,113,489.67.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Cepheid (CPHD) - FREE Research Report

Campbell Scott A., who is Corporate VP & CRO at Cepheid, sold 746 shares at $36.71 on Aug. 4, 2016. Following this transaction, the Corporate VP & CRO owned 10,663 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.54% with the 746-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.76, up $0.05, or 0.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cepheid go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,058
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,058
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,231

The average volume for Cepheid has been 674,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cepheid has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 3.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company, develops, manufactures, and markets integrated systems for testing in the clinical and non-clinical markets. Its systems enable molecular testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases by automating manual laboratory procedures. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Cepheid a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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rates Cepheid 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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Waste Management (WM) - FREE Research Report

Trevathan James E Jr, who is Executive Vice President at Waste Management, sold 1 shares at $66.11 on Aug. 4, 2016. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 297,665 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0% with the 1-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $66.48, up $0.37, or 0.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Waste Management go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,634
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,835
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,033

The average volume for Waste Management has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Waste Management has a market cap of $29.4 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 23.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Waste Management, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides waste management environmental services to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers in North America. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.47%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.0. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Waste Management a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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rates Waste Management as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its 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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Rudolph Technologies (RTEC) - FREE Research Report

Whitten John R, who is Director at Rudolph Technologies, sold 7,500 shares at $17.24 on Aug. 4, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 40,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.79% with the 7,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.28, up $0.04, or 0.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rudolph Technologies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,097
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 37,097

The average volume for Rudolph Technologies has been 312,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Rudolph Technologies has a market cap of $505.2 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 23.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and supports process control defect inspection and metrology, advanced packaging lithography, and data analysis systems and software used in microelectronic device manufacturing. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Rudolph Technologies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Rudolph Technologies as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

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