Yesterday, Feb. 16, 2016, 66 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $5.44 to $6,044,120.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (EARN) - FREE Research Report

Penn Laurence, who is CEO and President at Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT, bought 950 shares at $10.89 on Feb. 16, 2016. Following this transaction, the CEO and President owned 20,710 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 4.81% with the 950-share transaction.

Tecotzky Mark, who is Co-Chief Investment Officer at Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT, bought 380 shares at $10.89 on Feb. 16, 2016. Following this transaction, the Co-Chief Investment Officer owned 8,282 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 4.81% with the 380-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.69, up $0.80, or 6.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 41,567
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 52,932
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 58,031

The average volume for Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has been 50,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT has a market cap of $102.1 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 7.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT, a real estate investment trust, specializes in acquiring, investing in, and managing residential mortgage-and real estate-related assets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 16.1%. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT 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 and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Leggett & Platt (LEG) - FREE Research Report

Moore John G., who is SVP - Chief Legal & HR Officer at Leggett & Platt, sold 9,959 shares at $41.83 on Feb. 16, 2016. Following this transaction, the SVP - Chief Legal & HR Officer owned 24,176 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.18% with the 9,959-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.29, up $1.46, or 3.36% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Leggett & Platt go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,100
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 21,947
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 70,122

The average volume for Leggett & Platt has been 1.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Leggett & Platt has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 2.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces a range of engineered components and products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.02%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Leggett & Platt a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and relatively strong performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Mosaic (MOS) - FREE Research Report

Johnson Denise C, who is Director at Mosaic, bought 775 shares at $23.05 on Feb. 16, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 775 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 775-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.50, up $2.45, or 9.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mosaic go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,630
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,298
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,630
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,298
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,630
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,298

The average volume for Mosaic has been 6.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mosaic has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 14.68% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Mosaic Company produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the agricultural industry worldwide. It operates through two segments, Phosphates and Potash. The Phosphates segment owns and operates mines in Florida. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Mosaic a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Mosaic as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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