Yesterday, Dec. 16, 2015, 113 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $10.88 to $18,402,925.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Harmonic (HLIT) - FREE Research Report

Harshman Patrick, who is President and CEO at Harmonic, bought 10,000 shares at $4.29 on Dec. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 446,227 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.29% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.19, down $0.10, or 2.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Harmonic go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 11,828
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,606
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 11,828
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,606
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 11,828
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,606

The average volume for Harmonic has been 590,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Harmonic has a market cap of $377.9 million and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are down 38.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Harmonic Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells video infrastructure products and system solutions worldwide. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Harmonic a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Harmonic as a

hold

. 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 notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Heartland Express (HTLD) - FREE Research Report

Gordon Larry J., who is Director at Heartland Express, sold 131,000 shares at $17.20 on Dec. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 572,867 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.61% with the 131,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $17.58, up $0.38, or 2.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heartland Express go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 50,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 50,000

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The average volume for Heartland Express has been 547,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heartland Express has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 34.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Heartland Express, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier of general commodities in the United States and Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Heartland Express a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates Heartland Express as a

buy

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. 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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Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Driscoll Kean, who is CEO, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. at Validus Holdings, sold 2,441 shares at $46.17 on Dec. 16, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. owned 115,373 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.07% with the 2,441-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $45.95, down $0.22, or 0.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,441
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,882
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,673

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 606,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 11.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat, Talbot, and Western World. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.78%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Validus Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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