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Yesterday, Nov. 24, 2014, 108 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $3.42 to $10,356,964.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG) - FREE Research Report

Adams Austin A, who is Director at First Niagara Financial Group, bought 10,000 shares at $8.16 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,320 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 231.48% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.32, up $0.16, or 1.92% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for First Niagara Financial Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 71,489
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 75,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 80,074

The average volume for First Niagara Financial Group has been 4.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. First Niagara Financial Group has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 22.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Niagara Bank, N.A. that provides retail and commercial banking, and other financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.92%. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates First Niagara Financial Group a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Ashford Hospitality (AHT) - FREE Research Report

Kessler Douglas A, who is President at Ashford Hospitality, sold 2,200 shares at $10.57 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 404,841 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.54% with the 2,200-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.48, down $0.09, or 0.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ashford Hospitality go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,260
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 89,328
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,260
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 89,328
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,260
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 89,328

The average volume for Ashford Hospitality has been 545,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ashford Hospitality has a market cap of $936.5 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 27.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment and management of properties in the hospitality industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.58%. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Ashford Hospitality a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid stock price performance. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

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Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) - FREE Research Report

Jackson John Earl, who is Director at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 29 shares at $32.34 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,503 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.34% with the 29-share transaction.

Canon Joseph E, who is Director at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 105 shares at $32.30 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 39,312 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.27% with the 105-share transaction.

Magdol David L., who is Chief Invest. Officer and SMD at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 228 shares at $32.28 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Invest. Officer and SMD owned 256,107 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.09% with the 228-share transaction.

Hyzak Dwayne L., who is Coo, Smd at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 279 shares at $32.28 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Coo, Smd owned 255,492 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.11% with the 279-share transaction.

Hartman Curtis L., who is Chief Credit Officer and SMD at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 111 shares at $32.28 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Credit Officer and SMD owned 197,515 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.06% with the 111-share transaction.

Stout Rodger A., who is Evp at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 480 shares at $32.28 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Evp owned 145,156 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.33% with the 480-share transaction.

Appling Michael JR, who is Director at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 456 shares at $32.28 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 88,175 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.52% with the 456-share transaction.

Beauvais Jason B, who is SVP, GC, CCO, Sec. at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 124 shares at $32.28 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, GC, CCO, Sec. owned 60,296 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.21% with the 124-share transaction.

Smith Brent D., who is CFO, Treasurer at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 18 shares at $32.28 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the CFO, Treasurer owned 13,454 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.13% with the 18-share transaction.

Griffin Jon Kevin, who is Director at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 55 shares at $32.32 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 12,412 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.45% with the 55-share transaction.

Martin Shannon, who is VP, Chief Accounting Officer at Main Street Capital Corporation, bought 16 shares at $32.28 on Nov. 24, 2014. Following this transaction, the VP, Chief Accounting Officer owned 15,955 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.1% with the 16-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $32.28, up $0.00, or 0% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Main Street Capital Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000

The average volume for Main Street Capital Corporation has been 202,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Main Street Capital Corporation has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 0.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Main Street Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in long- term equity, equity related, and debt investments in small and lower middle market companies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.33%. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Main Street Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full

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