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Yesterday, Feb. 4, 2015, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $259.62 to $50,000,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

CSS Industries (CSS) - FREE Research Report

Munyan Christopher J, who is President & CEO at CSS Industries, sold 2,000 shares at $28.34 on Feb. 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the President & CEO owned 55,862 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.46% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.57, up $1.23, or 4.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CSS Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for CSS Industries has been 22,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. CSS Industries has a market cap of $269.2 million and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 6.48% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

CSS Industries, Inc., a consumer products company, is engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution, and sale of various occasion and seasonal social expression products primarily to mass market retailers primarily in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate CSS Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates CSS Industries as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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First Merchants (FRME) - FREE Research Report

Sherman Patrick A, who is Director at First Merchants, bought 23 shares at $22.19 on Feb. 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 27,582 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.08% with the 23-share transaction.

Lehman Gary, who is Director at First Merchants, bought 75 shares at $22.19 on Feb. 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 22,840 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.33% with the 75-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.92, up $0.73, or 3.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Merchants go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 95
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,473
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,259
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,473
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,570
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,473

The average volume for First Merchants has been 72,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Merchants has a market cap of $821.4 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 0.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

First Merchants Corporation operates as the financial holding company for First Merchants Bank, National Association that provides community banking services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate First Merchants a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates First Merchants as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

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Leggett & Platt (LEG) - FREE Research Report

DeSonier David M, who is SVP-Strategy&InvestorRelations at Leggett & Platt, sold 4,714 shares at $43.55 on Feb. 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP-Strategy&InvestorRelations owned 64,395 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.82% with the 4,714-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.70, up $0.15, or 0.34% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Leggett & Platt go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 17,891
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 39,347

The average volume for Leggett & Platt has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Leggett & Platt has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 2.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces a range of engineered components and products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.85%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Leggett & Platt a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Leggett & Platt as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

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