Yesterday, May 3, 2016, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $503.53 to $7,621,855.35. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Global Payments (GPN) - FREE Research Report Jacobs William I, who is Director at Global Payments, sold 1,200 shares at $72.87 on May 3, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 45,916 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.55% with the 1,200-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $73.05, up $0.18, or 0.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Global Payments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,200
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,400
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,035

The average volume for Global Payments has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Global Payments has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 13.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Global Payments Inc. provides payment solutions for credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments, and check-related services. It operates in two segments, North America Merchant Services and International Merchant Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.05%. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.0. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Global Payments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its 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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State Auto Financial (STFC) - FREE Research Report

Garland Kim Burton, who is Senior Vice President at State Auto Financial, bought 6,368 shares at $20.31 on May 3, 2016. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 28,070 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 29.34% with the 6,368-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $20.50, up $0.19, or 0.91% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Auto Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 13,669
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 25,217
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 25,217
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,000

The average volume for State Auto Financial has been 38,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $850.0 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 0.97% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. It operates through four segments: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty insurance, and Investment operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.95%. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.4. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates State Auto Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates State Auto Financial as a

buy

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Mattress Firm (MFRM) - FREE Research Report

Stagner R. Stephen, who is Executive Chairman at Mattress Firm, sold 15,000 shares at $39.19 on May 3, 2016. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 981,536 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.51% with the 15,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $38.71, down $0.48, or 1.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Mattress Firm go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,158
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 26,204
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 30,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 37,814
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 77,000

The average volume for Mattress Firm has been 382,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mattress Firm has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are down 13.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Mattress Firm Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of mattresses, and related products and accessories in the United States. It operates in two segments, Retail Operations and Franchise Operations. The company also operates an e-commerce Website. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.1. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Mattress Firm a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Mattress Firm as a

hold

. 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 and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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