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Yesterday, March 20, 2015, 84 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $473.57 to $48,050,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE) - FREE Research Report

Short Johnathan H, who is General Counsel & Corp. Sec. at IntercontinentalExchange Group, sold 2,471 shares at $231.71 on March 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the General Counsel & Corp. Sec. owned 10,646 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.84% with the 2,471-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $210.28, down $21.43, or 10.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for IntercontinentalExchange Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,535
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,701
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,923

The average volume for IntercontinentalExchange Group has been 967,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. IntercontinentalExchange Group has a market cap of $24.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry.

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. operates a network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Israel, Canada, and Singapore.

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US Physical Therapy (USPH) - FREE Research Report

Reading Christopher J, who is Chief Executive Officer at US Physical Therapy, sold 22,600 shares at $48.12 on March 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 119,157 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.94% with the 22,600-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $48.40, up $0.28, or 0.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for US Physical Therapy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 24,599
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 24,599
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 78,472

The average volume for US Physical Therapy has been 57,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. US Physical Therapy has a market cap of $599.8 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 15.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.24%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate US Physical Therapy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates US Physical Therapy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) - FREE Research Report

Fitzgerald William R, who is Chairman, President & CEO at Ascent Capital Group, bought 1,000 shares at $39.45 on March 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President & CEO owned 138,637 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.73% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $40.71, up $1.26, or 3.1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ascent Capital Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 4
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,107
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 4
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,107
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 4
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,107

The average volume for Ascent Capital Group has been 79,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ascent Capital Group has a market cap of $528.3 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 25.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ascent Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc., provides security alarm monitoring and related services to residential and business subscribers in the United States and Canada. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Ascent Capital Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Ascent Capital Group as a

sell

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

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