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Yesterday, Dec. 12, 2014, 103 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $33.00 to $9,071,220.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Community Health Systems (CYH) - FREE Research Report

Watson H Mitchell Jr, who is Director at Community Health Systems, sold 3,000 shares at $51.84 on Dec. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,419 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.27% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.89, down $0.95, or 1.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Community Health Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,821
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,821
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,539

The average volume for Community Health Systems has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Community Health Systems has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 29.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides general and specialized hospital healthcare services to patients in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 169.2. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Community Health Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Community Health Systems as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Werner (WERN) - FREE Research Report

Mullen James A, who is Exec VP and General Counsel at Werner, sold 2,000 shares at $30.02 on Dec. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Exec VP and General Counsel owned 31,915 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.9% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $30.38, up $0.36, or 1.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Werner go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 21,699
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,699
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 21,699

The average volume for Werner has been 571,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Werner has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 22.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Werner Enterprises, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, is engaged in hauling truckload shipments of general commodities in interstate and intrastate commerce. The company operates in two segments, Truckload Transportation Services and Value Added Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.66%. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Werner a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates Werner as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (LTS) - FREE Research Report

Gilinski Saul, who is Director at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, bought 16,686 shares at $3.72 on Dec. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1.4 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.21% with the 16,686-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.75, up $0.03, or 0.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 8,117
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 249,037

The average volume for Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services has been 480,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services has a market cap of $669.1 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 22.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides brokerage and advisory, investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and trading, asset management, and trust services. The company has a P/E ratio of 72.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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