Yesterday, Sept. 3, 2015, 102 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $57.69 to $16,858,584.42.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Michaels Companies (MIK) - FREE Research Report

Pappas Philo, who is EVP-Merchandising at Michaels Companies, sold 2,758 shares at $25.48 on Sept. 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP-Merchandising owned 176,227 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.54% with the 2,758-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.77, up $0.29, or 1.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Michaels Companies go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 23,917
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 28,910
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 141,404

The average volume for Michaels Companies has been 831,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Michaels Companies has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the services sector and specialty retail industry. Shares are up 5.01% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Michaels Companies, Inc. owns and operates a chain of arts and crafts specialty retail stores under the Michaels and Aaron Brothers names in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Michaels Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Michaels Companies as a

sell

. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its poor profit margins. Get the full

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Prospect Capital Corporation (PSEC) - FREE Research Report

Stark Eugene S, who is Director at Prospect Capital Corporation, bought 1,000 shares at $7.47 on Sept. 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 29,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 3.57% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.66, up $0.19, or 2.48% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Prospect Capital Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 140,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 140,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 528,060

The average volume for Prospect Capital Corporation has been 2.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Prospect Capital Corporation has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 13.21%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.7. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Prospect Capital Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Prospect Capital Corporation as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

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Advisory Board (ABCO) - FREE Research Report

Musslewhite Robert W, who is Chief Executive Officer at Advisory Board, bought 5,170 shares at $48.29 on Sept. 3, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Executive Officer owned 75,589 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 7.34% with the 5,170-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $47.91, down $0.38, or 0.79% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Advisory Board go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 41,319
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 41,319
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,355
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 41,319
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 17,585

The average volume for Advisory Board has been 420,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advisory Board has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 1.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research and insight, performance technology software, consulting and management, and data-and tech-enabled services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 258.5. Currently, there are 15 analysts who rate Advisory Board a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Advisory Board as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full

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