Yesterday, Dec. 8, 2015, 78 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $727.80 to $13,173,839.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Emergent Capital (EMG) - FREE Research Report

Nathan Gilbert E, who is Director at Emergent Capital, bought 2,000 shares at $3.75 on Dec. 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 66.67% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.89, up $0.14, or 3.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Emergent Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 8,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 13,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 38,087

The average volume for Emergent Capital has been 101,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Emergent Capital has a market cap of $104.9 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 41.26% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Emergent Capital, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty finance company in the United States. As of August 20, 2015, it owned a portfolio of 633 life insurance policies, also referred to as life settlements. The company was formerly known as Imperial Holdings, Inc. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Emergent Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Emergent Capital as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, 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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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West (WSTC) - FREE Research Report

Kempkes Rodney J., who is Chief Administrative Officer at West, sold 2,000 shares at $25.19 on Dec. 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Administrative Officer owned 70,400 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.76% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.11, down $0.08, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for West go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,668
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 15,400
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,668

The average volume for West has been 238,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. West has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 23.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

West Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-enabled communication services in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and South America. It operates in two segments, Unified Communications and Communication Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.56%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate West a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates West as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Viper Energy Partners (VNOM) - FREE Research Report

Hollis Michael L., who is Director at Viper Energy Partners, bought 1,000 shares at $13.89 on Dec. 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 59,080 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 1.72% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.30, up $0.41, or 2.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Viper Energy Partners go as follows:

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

The average volume for Viper Energy Partners has been 45,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Viper Energy Partners has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 24.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Viper Energy Partners LP owns, acquires, exploits, and develops oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company holds mineral interests covering an area of approximately 14,804 gross acres in the Permian Basin, West Texas; and 10,364 gross acres in the Midland and Delaware basins. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.81%. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Viper Energy Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Viper Energy Partners as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been the company's poor growth in earnings per share. Get the full

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