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Yesterday, March 4, 2015, 133 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $62.50 to $191,397,755.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) - FREE Research Report

Kastner Christopher D, who is Corp VP, Corporate Development at Huntington Ingalls Industries, sold 5,463 shares at $140.33 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Corp VP, Corporate Development owned 30,666 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.12% with the 5,463-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $140.79, up $0.46, or 0.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Huntington Ingalls Industries go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 570
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 570
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,433

The average volume for Huntington Ingalls Industries has been 318,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are up 27.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. is engaged in designing, building, overhauling, and repairing ships primarily for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. It operates in two segments, Ingalls and Newport News. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.13%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Huntington Ingalls Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Huntington Ingalls Industries as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations 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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Sunstone Hotel Investors (SHO) - FREE Research Report

Sloan David Ryan, who is SVP - General Counsel at Sunstone Hotel Investors, sold 14,481 shares at $17.20 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP - General Counsel owned 49,766 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.54% with the 14,481-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.98, down $0.22, or 1.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sunstone Hotel Investors go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 31,296
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 31,296
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 52,691

The average volume for Sunstone Hotel Investors has been 2.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Sunstone Hotel Investors has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 3.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, asset management, renovation, and sale of luxury, upper upscale, and upscale full-service hotels in the United States. Its portfolio also includes mid-scale hotels. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.4. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Sunstone Hotel Investors a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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rates Sunstone Hotel Investors as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, 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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Tiptree Financial (TIPT) - FREE Research Report

Barnes Michael Gene, who is Executive Chairman at Tiptree Financial, bought 1,565 shares at $7.28 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 1.1 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.14% with the 1,565-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.17, down $0.11, or 1.52% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Tiptree Financial has been 20,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tiptree Financial has a market cap of $228.9 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 11.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TipTree Financial Inc., formerly Care Investment Trust, operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It engages in originating and acquiring healthcare-related real estate and commercial mortgage debt.

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rates Tiptree Financial 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, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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