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Yesterday, March 11, 2015, 115 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $183.00 to $317,250,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Investment Technology Group (ITG) - FREE Research Report

Selway James P. III, who is Managing Director at Investment Technology Group, sold 2,500 shares at $23.67 on March 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Managing Director owned 86,429 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.81% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.28, up $0.61, or 2.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Investment Technology Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 19,100
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 37,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 59,500

The average volume for Investment Technology Group has been 215,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Investment Technology Group has a market cap of $808.5 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 15.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Investment Technology Group, Inc. operates as an independent research and execution broker in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Investment Technology Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Investment Technology Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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Kadant (KAI) - FREE Research Report

Leonard Thomas C, who is Director at Kadant, sold 6,000 shares at $45.33 on March 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 24,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.67% with the 6,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.80, up $2.47, or 5.16% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kadant go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 15,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,322
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 59,772

The average volume for Kadant has been 42,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kadant has a market cap of $507.7 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 10% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kadant Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets a range of equipment and products for the papermaking, and paper recycling and processing industries. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.8. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Kadant a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Kadant as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its 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. 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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Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) - FREE Research Report

Richardson Stephen, who is Chief Operating Officer at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, sold 3,000 shares at $94.95 on March 11, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 69,007 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.17% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $96.55, up $1.60, or 1.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Alexandria Real Estate Equities go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 26,700
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 51,700
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 85,366

The average volume for Alexandria Real Estate Equities has been 426,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 6.99% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, operation, management, development, acquisition, and redevelopment of properties for the life sciences industry. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.14%. The company has a P/E ratio of 95.1. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Alexandria Real Estate Equities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Alexandria Real Estate Equities as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full

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