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Yesterday, Dec. 15, 2014, 114 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $538.00 to $2,081,081.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Horizon Technology Finance (HRZN) - FREE Research Report

Mahoney Edmund V., who is Director at Horizon Technology Finance, bought 500 shares at $13.61 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,116 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 19.11% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $13.45, down $0.16, or 1.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Horizon Technology Finance go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 425
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,525
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,525

The average volume for Horizon Technology Finance has been 37,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Horizon Technology Finance has a market cap of $132.0 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 5.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation, a specialty finance company, lends to and invests in development-stage companies in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Horizon Technology Finance a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Horizon Technology Finance as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Liberty Tax (TAX) - FREE Research Report

DAngelo Gordon, who is Director at Liberty Tax, sold 401 shares at $35.80 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 4,016 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.08% with the 401-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $34.15, down $1.65, or 4.83% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Liberty Tax go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 147,383
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 180,663

The average volume for Liberty Tax has been 35,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Liberty Tax has a market cap of $422.3 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 43.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Liberty Tax, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation services and products. It operates through U.S. Operations and Canadian Operations segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.5. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Liberty Tax a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Medley Capital (MCC) - FREE Research Report

Allorto Richard T JR, who is Chief Financial Officer at Medley Capital, bought 10,000 shares at $8.99 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 15,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 200% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Fredericks John D., who is Chief Compliance Officer at Medley Capital, bought 3,000 shares at $8.99 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Compliance Officer owned 3,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 3,000-share transaction.

Tonkel Jeffrey B., who is Director at Medley Capital, bought 10,000 shares at $9.00 on Dec. 15, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 10,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.90, down $0.10, or 1.09% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Medley Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,312
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,312
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,312

The average volume for Medley Capital has been 585,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Medley Capital has a market cap of $528.6 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 36.17% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Medley Capital Corporation is a business development company. The fund seeks to invest in privately negotiated debt and equity securities of small and middle market companies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 16.44%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.2. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Medley Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Medley Capital as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. 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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