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Yesterday, Dec. 23, 2014, 73 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $62.51 to $8,984,875.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kforce (KFRC) - FREE Research Report

Liberatore Joseph J, who is President at Kforce, sold 50,000 shares at $24.36 on Dec. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 338,387 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.87% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.49, up $0.13, or 0.51% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kforce go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 71,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 163,860
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 163,860

The average volume for Kforce has been 212,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kforce has a market cap of $737.8 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 18.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Kforce Inc. provides professional and technical specialty staffing services and solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Technology (Tech), Finance and Accounting (FA), and Government Solutions (GS) segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.82%. The company has a P/E ratio of 47.3. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Kforce a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Teleflex (TFX) - FREE Research Report

Kelly Liam, who is EVP & President, Americas at Teleflex, sold 3,360 shares at $117.38 on Dec. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP & President, Americas owned 7,539 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 30.83% with the 3,360-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $116.54, down $0.84, or 0.72% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Teleflex go as follows:

  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,696
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,696

The average volume for Teleflex has been 268,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Teleflex has a market cap of $4.9 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 25.03% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Teleflex Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and supplies single-use medical devices for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Vascular, Anesthesia/Respiratory, and Surgical. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.2. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Teleflex a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

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Ashford Hospitality (AHT) - FREE Research Report

Kessler Douglas A, who is President at Ashford Hospitality, sold 75,000 shares at $10.87 on Dec. 23, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 261,369 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.3% with the 75,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.91, up $0.04, or 0.33% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ashford Hospitality go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 6,260
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 62,072
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 6,260
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 160,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,260
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 160,000

The average volume for Ashford Hospitality has been 600,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ashford Hospitality has a market cap of $947.2 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 30.19% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment and management of properties in the hospitality industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.53%. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Ashford Hospitality a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full

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