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Friday, March 6, 2015, 111 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $7.25 to $35,021,994.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Digital Realty (DLR) - FREE Research Report

Geoghegan Bernard, who is Managing Director, EMEA & APAC at Digital Realty, sold 1,189 shares at $65.60 on March 6, 2015. Following this transaction, the Managing Director, EMEA & APAC owned 17,494 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.36% with the 1,189-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.67, down $0.93, or 1.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Digital Realty go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 828
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 828
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,028

The average volume for Digital Realty has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Digital Realty has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 1.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), through its controlling interest in Digital Realty Trust, L.P., engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of technology-related real estate. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 66.5. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Digital Realty a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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rates Digital Realty as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

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Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) - FREE Research Report

Berlinski Donna, who is VP, Controller at Sprouts Farmers Market, sold 98 shares at $35.72 on March 6, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP, Controller owned 4,166 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.3% with the 98-share transaction.

Sanders James Douglas, who is Chief Executive Officer at Sprouts Farmers Market, sold 2,453 shares at $35.72 on March 6, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 32,996 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.92% with the 2,453-share transaction.

Nielsen James Leroy, who is Chief Operating Officer at Sprouts Farmers Market, sold 763 shares at $35.72 on March 6, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 6,896 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.96% with the 763-share transaction.

Lombardi Brandon F., who is Chief Legal Officer at Sprouts Farmers Market, sold 310 shares at $35.72 on March 6, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Legal Officer owned 9,632 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.12% with the 310-share transaction.

Frumkin Theodore Edward II, who is Chief Development Officer at Sprouts Farmers Market, sold 267 shares at $35.72 on March 6, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Development Officer owned 2,675 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.08% with the 267-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $35.16, down $0.56, or 1.59% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Sprouts Farmers Market has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sprouts Farmers Market has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 4.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of fresh, natural, and organic food in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 50.3. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Sprouts Farmers Market a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, premium valuation and poor profit margins. Get the full

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Great Plains Energy (GXP) - FREE Research Report

Bassham Terry D, who is President and CEO at Great Plains Energy, sold 16,000 shares at $26.26 on March 6, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 193,115 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.65% with the 16,000-share transaction.

Humphrey Heather A, who is SVP - HR and General Counsel at Great Plains Energy, sold 2,000 shares at $26.33 on March 6, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP - HR and General Counsel owned 27,512 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.78% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.04, down $0.29, or 1.11% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Great Plains Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,500

The average volume for Great Plains Energy has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Great Plains Energy has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 9.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. It also provides regulated steam services in St. Joseph, Missouri. The company generates electricity through coal, nuclear, natural gas, oil, and wind resources. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Great Plains Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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rates Great Plains Energy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these 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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