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Yesterday, March 10, 2015, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,617.00 to $5,999,989.08.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Family Dollar Stores (FDO) - FREE Research Report

Snyder James C JR, who is Senior Vice President at Family Dollar Stores, sold 3,474 shares at $78.81 on March 10, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 10,608 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.67% with the 3,474-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $78.85, up $0.04, or 0.05% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Family Dollar Stores go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.8 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3.6 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3.6 million

The average volume for Family Dollar Stores has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Family Dollar Stores has a market cap of $9.0 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 0.72% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of general merchandise retail discount stores primarily for low- and middle-income consumers in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.57%. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Family Dollar Stores a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

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rates Family Dollar Stores as a

hold

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

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American Assets (AAT) - FREE Research Report

Gammieri Jerry, who is V. P. Construction and Devlp at American Assets, sold 1,550 shares at $40.50 on March 10, 2015. Following this transaction, the V. P. Construction and Devlp owned 26,997 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.43% with the 1,550-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.70, up $0.20, or 0.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Assets go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,000

The average volume for American Assets has been 156,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Assets has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 1.83% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

American Assets Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company owns, operates, acquires, and develops retail, office, multifamily, and mixed-use properties primarily in southern California, northern California, and Hawaii. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.29%. The company has a P/E ratio of 79.5. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate American Assets 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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Westar Energy (WR) - FREE Research Report

Somma Anthony D, who is SVP, CFO and Treasurer at Westar Energy, sold 4,000 shares at $37.10 on March 10, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, CFO and Treasurer owned 36,308 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.92% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.95, down $0.15, or 0.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Westar Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 18,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 18,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 23,765

The average volume for Westar Energy has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Westar Energy has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas. The company has 7,200 megawatts of electric generation capacity producing electricity through various fuel types, including coal, uranium, natural gas, wind, and landfill gas. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.9%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Westar Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these 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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