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Yesterday, March 18, 2015, 90 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $102,376,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

East West Bancorp (EWBC) - FREE Research Report

Gouw Julia S, who is President at East West Bancorp, sold 17,317 shares at $40.99 on March 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the President owned 223,436 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.19% with the 17,317-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.56, down $0.43, or 1.07% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for East West Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 52,676
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 76,216

The average volume for East West Bancorp has been 758,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. East West Bancorp has a market cap of $5.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 5.71% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

East West Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for East West Bank that provides a range of personal and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, business executives, professionals, and other individuals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2. Currently, there are 8 analysts who rate East West Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates East West Bancorp as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Innophos Holdings (IPHS) - FREE Research Report

Golowski Joseph, who is Vice President-Specialty Phos at Innophos Holdings, sold 7,000 shares at $54.52 on March 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vice President-Specialty Phos owned 28,938 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.48% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $56.57, up $2.05, or 3.62% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Innophos Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,267
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,267
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,267

The average volume for Innophos Holdings has been 143,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Innophos Holdings has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 3.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Innophos Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces performance-critical and nutritional specialty ingredients with applications in food, beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, oral care, and industrial end markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.42%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Innophos Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Innophos Holdings as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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Anixter International (AXE) - FREE Research Report

Berardesca Giulio, who is Executive VP - Wire & Cable at Anixter International, sold 6,301 shares at $77.08 on March 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive VP - Wire & Cable owned 19,128 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.78% with the 6,301-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $77.74, up $0.66, or 0.85% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Anixter International go as follows:

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

The average volume for Anixter International has been 249,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Anixter International has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 11.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Anixter International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes enterprise cabling and security solutions, electrical and electronic wire and cable products, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supply fasteners, and other small parts. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Anixter International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Anixter International as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. 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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