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Yesterday, June 24, 2015, 52 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $413.20 to $16,048,500.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

KMG Chemicals (KMG) - FREE Research Report

Hatcher David L, who is 10% Owner at KMG Chemicals, sold 1,500 shares at $26.56 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.08% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.94, down $0.62, or 2.39% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for KMG Chemicals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 81,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 86,000

The average volume for KMG Chemicals has been 95,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. KMG Chemicals has a market cap of $314.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 34.05% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, formulation, and distribution of specialty chemicals in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Singapore. It operates in two segments, Electronic Chemicals and Wood Treating Chemicals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates KMG Chemicals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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buy

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

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Ciena (CIEN) - FREE Research Report

Smith Gary B, who is President, Ceo at Ciena, sold 13,612 shares at $25.52 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the President, Ceo owned 559,091 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.38% with the 13,612-share transaction.

Alexander Stephen B, who is Sr VP Chief Technology Officer at Ciena, sold 2,552 shares at $25.52 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr VP Chief Technology Officer owned 146,182 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.72% with the 2,552-share transaction.

Petrik Andrew C, who is Vp, Controller at Ciena, sold 672 shares at $25.52 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vp, Controller owned 50,455 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.31% with the 672-share transaction.

Moylan James E Jr, who is SVP Finance, CFO at Ciena, sold 3,694 shares at $25.52 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP Finance, CFO owned 392,227 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.93% with the 3,694-share transaction.

Frodsham James, who is SR. VP, Chief Strategy Officer at Ciena, sold 3,387 shares at $25.52 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the SR. VP, Chief Strategy Officer owned 139,292 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.37% with the 3,387-share transaction.

Morin Philippe, who is SVP, Global Sales & Field Ops at Ciena, sold 4,672 shares at $25.52 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global Sales & Field Ops owned 225,676 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.03% with the 4,672-share transaction.

Rothenstein David M, who is Sr. VP, General Counsel at Ciena, sold 2,857 shares at $25.52 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. VP, General Counsel owned 251,764 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.12% with the 2,857-share transaction.

Locoh-Donou Francois, who is SVP, Global Products Group at Ciena, sold 3,409 shares at $25.52 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Global Products Group owned 185,779 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.8% with the 3,409-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.18, down $0.34, or 1.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ciena go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 13,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 40,717
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 88,677

The average volume for Ciena has been 3.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ciena has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 30.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ciena Corporation provides equipment, software, and services that support the transport, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of voice, video, and data traffic on communications networks worldwide. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Ciena a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Ciena as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full

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Ensco (ESV) - FREE Research Report

Swent James W Iii, who is Executive Vice President & CFO at Ensco, sold 50,000 shares at $22.73 on June 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President & CFO owned 75,607 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 39.81% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.38, down $0.35, or 1.56% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ensco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 930
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,951
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 930
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,951
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 930
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 8,951

The average volume for Ensco has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ensco has a market cap of $5.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 24.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Ensco plc provides offshore contract drilling services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Floaters, Jackups, and Other. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.65%. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Ensco a buy, 6 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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sell

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

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