Yesterday, Dec. 23, 2015, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.69 to $6,987,960.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Kroger (KR) - FREE Research Report

Massa Timothy A, who is Group Vice President at Kroger, sold 5,030 shares at $41.89 on Dec. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Group Vice President owned 61,436 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.57% with the 5,030-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.33, up $0.44, or 1.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kroger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 96,323
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 96,323
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 103,323

The average volume for Kroger has been 8.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kroger has a market cap of $41.0 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 31.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States and internationally. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Kroger as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

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Red Hat (RHT) - FREE Research Report

Oberoi Arun, who is EVP, Global Sales & Service at Red Hat, sold 9,300 shares at $80.81 on Dec. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Global Sales & Service owned 52,616 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.02% with the 9,300-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $81.75, up $0.94, or 1.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Red Hat go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,107
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 35,433

The average volume for Red Hat has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Red Hat has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 18.89% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to enterprise customers worldwide. It develops and offers operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage, and cloud technologies. The company has a P/E ratio of 69.1. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Red Hat a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Red Hat as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

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Century Bancorp (CNBKA) - FREE Research Report

Evangelista Paul A, who is Executive Vice President at Century Bancorp, bought 1 shares at $74.35 on Dec. 23, 2015. Following this transaction, the Executive Vice President owned 1,814 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.04% with the 1-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $44.05, down $30.30, or 68.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Century Bancorp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,151
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,720
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 502,819

The average volume for Century Bancorp has been 3,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Century Bancorp has a market cap of $160.2 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 10.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services in Massachusetts. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.08%. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.9.

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rates Century Bancorp as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full

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