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Yesterday, Aug. 2, 2016, 97 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $43.70 to $50,903,280.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Monolithic Power Systems (MPWR) - FREE Research Report

Blegen Theodore, who is Cfo at Monolithic Power Systems, sold 177 shares at $72.67 on Aug. 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 48,770 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.36% with the 177-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $72.83, up $0.16, or 0.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monolithic Power Systems go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,630
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 42,177
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 236,358

The average volume for Monolithic Power Systems has been 294,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monolithic Power Systems has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 14.14% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and markets integrated power semiconductor solutions and power delivery architectures for communications, storage and computing, consumer, and industrial market segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.09%. The company has a P/E ratio of 71.8. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Monolithic Power Systems a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Monolithic Power Systems as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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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ConocoPhillips (COP) - FREE Research Report

Murti Arjun N, who is Director at ConocoPhillips, bought 6,500 shares at $39.72 on Aug. 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,000 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 52% with the 6,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.61, down $0.11, or 0.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for ConocoPhillips go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,660
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,660
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,660

The average volume for ConocoPhillips has been 8.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. ConocoPhillips has a market cap of $49.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 12.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

ConocoPhillips explores for, produces, transports, and markets crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.48%. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate ConocoPhillips a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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rates ConocoPhillips as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

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Ultratech (UTEK) - FREE Research Report

Zafiropoulo Arthur W, who is Chairman of the Board and CEO at Ultratech, sold 63,519 shares at $24.30 on Aug. 2, 2016. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the Board and CEO owned 895,176 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.63% with the 63,519-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.20, down $0.10, or 0.41% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ultratech go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,186
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,186
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 32,186

The average volume for Ultratech has been 157,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ultratech has a market cap of $663.7 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 23.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Ultratech, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets photolithography, laser thermal processing, and inspection equipment. It supplies step-and-repeat photolithography systems based on one-to-one imaging technology for semiconductor device and nanotechnology manufacturers. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Ultratech a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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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