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Yesterday, May 12, 2015, 114 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $100.00 to $4,322,819.24.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

JG Wentworth Company (JGW) - FREE Research Report

Trishield Special Situations Master Fund Ltd., who is 10% Owner at JG Wentworth Company, bought 71,125 shares at $9.64 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 2.1 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.46% with the 71,125-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.60, down $0.04, or 0.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for JG Wentworth Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 45,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 177,859
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 527,906

The average volume for JG Wentworth Company has been 96,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. JG Wentworth Company has a market cap of $148.1 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 1.69% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The J.G. Wentworth Company provides funding solutions to customers in the United States. It serves the liquidity needs of structured settlement payment holders by providing its customers with cash in exchange for various fixed scheduled future payments. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.8. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate JG Wentworth Company a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates JG Wentworth Company as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

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Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV) - FREE Research Report

Starr Shane O, who is Senior Vp, Operations at Big 5 Sporting Goods, sold 1,000 shares at $14.37 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior Vp, Operations owned 6,622 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.12% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.29, down $0.08, or 0.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Big 5 Sporting Goods go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 200
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 200
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 200

The average volume for Big 5 Sporting Goods has been 106,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Big 5 Sporting Goods has a market cap of $326.6 million and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 0.21% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation operates as a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.73%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Big 5 Sporting Goods a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Big 5 Sporting Goods as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Newtek Business Services (NEWT) - FREE Research Report

Sloane Barry, who is Chairman & CEO at Newtek Business Services, bought 1,000 shares at $18.40 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chairman & CEO owned 1.0 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.1% with the 1,000-share transaction.

Schwartz Michael Adam, who is Chief Legal Officer, Secretary at Newtek Business Services, bought 185 shares at $18.41 on May 12, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Legal Officer, Secretary owned 3,270 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 6% with the 185-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.39, down $4.02, or 27.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Newtek Business Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 48
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 48

The average volume for Newtek Business Services has been 11,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Newtek Business Services has a market cap of $107.8 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 9.24% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Newtek Business Services Corp., a business development company, provides financial and business services to the small-and medium-sized business market in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9.

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