Yesterday, Jan. 19, 2016, 43 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $235.29 to $14,412,227.38.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Gastar Exploration (GST) - FREE Research Report

Global Undervalued Securities Master Fund Lp, who is 10% Owner at Gastar Exploration, bought 500,000 shares at $1.21 on Jan. 19, 2016. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 10.1 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 5.18% with the 500,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $0.93, down $0.28, or 29.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Gastar Exploration go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1.3 million
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1.3 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 60,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1.3 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,000

The average volume for Gastar Exploration has been 770,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gastar Exploration has a market cap of $97.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 22.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Gastar Exploration Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Gastar Exploration a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Gastar Exploration as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Littelfuse (LFUS) - FREE Research Report

Grillo Anthony, who is Director at Littelfuse, sold 750 shares at $95.09 on Jan. 19, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 63,165 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.17% with the 750-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $94.32, down $0.77, or 0.82% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Littelfuse go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 750
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 13,246
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 16,496

The average volume for Littelfuse has been 133,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Littelfuse has a market cap of $2.2 billion and is part of the services sector and wholesale industry. Shares are down 11.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and electrical markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Electronics, Automotive, and Electrical. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.7. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Littelfuse a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Littelfuse 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, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

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Carnival (CCL) - FREE Research Report

Perez Arnaldo, who is General Counsel & Secretary at Carnival, sold 12,749 shares at $49.92 on Jan. 19, 2016. Following this transaction, the General Counsel & Secretary owned 57,767 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.08% with the 12,749-share transaction.

Kruse Stein, who is CEO, Holland America Group at Carnival, sold 26,560 shares at $49.92 on Jan. 19, 2016. Following this transaction, the CEO, Holland America Group owned 73,183 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.63% with the 26,560-share transaction.

Bernstein David, who is Chief Financial Officer at Carnival, sold 16,467 shares at $49.92 on Jan. 19, 2016. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 50,951 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 24.43% with the 16,467-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.21, down $1.71, or 3.54% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carnival go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,355
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,355
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,355

The average volume for Carnival has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carnival has a market cap of $30.7 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 9.93% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It provides vacations to various cruise destinations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Carnival a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Carnival as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

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