Yesterday, March 2, 2016, 118 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $267.02 to $8,394,878.24.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) - FREE Research Report

Savoy Brian D, who is SVP,Controller,Chief Acct Off at Duke Energy Corporation, sold 500 shares at $74.84 on March 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the SVP,Controller,Chief Acct Off owned 5,179 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.8% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.90, down $0.94, or 1.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Duke Energy Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,392
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,392
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 22,019

The average volume for Duke Energy Corporation has been 3.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Duke Energy Corporation has a market cap of $50.5 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 2.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Power. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Duke Energy Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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rates Duke Energy Corporation as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. 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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Lowe's Companies (LOW) - FREE Research Report

Cochran Sandra B, who is Director at Lowe's Companies, bought 1,500 shares at $67.31 on March 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $69.35, up $2.04, or 2.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Lowe's Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,075
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,075
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,075

The average volume for Lowe's Companies has been 5.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Lowe's Companies has a market cap of $63.2 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 9.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. The company offers products for maintenance, repair, remodeling, and home decorating. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Lowe's Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Lowe's Companies as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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West Bancorp (WTBA) - FREE Research Report

Worth Philip Jason, who is Director at West Bancorp, bought 100 shares at $17.90 on March 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,894 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.09% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.69, up $0.79, or 4.23% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for West Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,598
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,598
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,598

The average volume for West Bancorp has been 22,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. West Bancorp has a market cap of $296.9 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 5.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

West Bancorporation, Inc. operates as the holding company for West Bank that provides community banking and trust services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate West Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates West Bancorp as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. 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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