Yesterday, Dec. 23, 2015, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.69 to $6,987,960.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Comstock Resources (CRK) - FREE Research Report

Presley Daniel K, who is VP of Accounting at Comstock Resources, sold 4,000 shares at $1.84 on Dec. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP of Accounting owned 116,008 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.33% with the 4,000-share transaction.

Romoser Russell W, who is VP of Reservoir Engineering at Comstock Resources, sold 1,000 shares at $1.86 on Dec. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP of Reservoir Engineering owned 49,399 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.98% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $2.10, up $0.24, or 11.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Comstock Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1.3 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,500

The average volume for Comstock Resources has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Comstock Resources has a market cap of $88.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 68.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Comstock Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, acquires, develops, explores, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Its oil and gas operations are primarily located in East Texas/North Louisiana and South Texas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 14.08%. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Comstock Resources a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Comstock Resources as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally high debt management risk and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Southern First (SFST) - FREE Research Report

Dowling Michael D, who is Evp, Cfo at Southern First, sold 1,400 shares at $22.00 on Dec. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Evp, Cfo owned 18,914 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.89% with the 1,400-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.83, down $0.17, or 0.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Southern First go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 200
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,318

The average volume for Southern First has been 5,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Southern First has a market cap of $136.6 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 28.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Southern First Bank that provides various banking products and services to general public in South Carolina. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Southern First a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Southern First as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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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AmeriGas Partners (APU) - FREE Research Report

Greenberg Lon R, who is Director at AmeriGas Partners, bought 5,000 shares at $32.33 on Dec. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 33.33% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.37, up $3.04, or 8.59% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for AmeriGas Partners go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 9,200
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 9,200
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 9,200

The average volume for AmeriGas Partners has been 338,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. AmeriGas Partners has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 26.84% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

AmeriGas Partners, L.P. distributes propane and related equipment and supplies in the United States. It serves approximately 2 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, wholesale, and motor fuel customers in 50 states through approximately 2,000 propane distribution locations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.83%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates AmeriGas Partners a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates AmeriGas Partners as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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