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Yesterday, March 4, 2015, 133 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $62.50 to $191,397,755.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Equinix (EQIX) - FREE Research Report

Smith Stephen M, who is CEO & President at Equinix, sold 5,000 shares at $223.97 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO & President owned 29,929 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 14.31% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Schwartz Eric, who is President, Equinix Europe at Equinix, sold 521 shares at $224.93 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the President, Equinix Europe owned 3,756 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.18% with the 521-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $230.99, up $6.06, or 2.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Equinix go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,026
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,294
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,294

The average volume for Equinix has been 610,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Equinix has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 1.28% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Equinix, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.19%. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Equinix a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Equinix as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

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First Merchants (FRME) - FREE Research Report

Sherman Patrick A, who is Director at First Merchants, bought 22 shares at $22.78 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 27,604 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.08% with the 22-share transaction.

Lehman Gary, who is Director at First Merchants, bought 73 shares at $22.78 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 22,913 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.32% with the 73-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.62, down $0.16, or 0.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Merchants go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 98
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 257
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,561
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,000

The average volume for First Merchants has been 75,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Merchants has a market cap of $856.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 0.35% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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First Merchants Corporation operates as the financial holding company for First Merchants Bank, National Association that provides community banking services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate First Merchants a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

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Investment Technology Group (ITG) - FREE Research Report

Selway James P. III, who is Managing Director at Investment Technology Group, sold 10,000 shares at $22.69 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Managing Director owned 88,929 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 10.11% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.72, up $0.03, or 0.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Investment Technology Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,500

The average volume for Investment Technology Group has been 216,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Investment Technology Group has a market cap of $788.0 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 8.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Investment Technology Group, Inc. operates as an independent research and execution broker in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Investment Technology Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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