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Yesterday, Feb. 17, 2015, 76 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $32.20 to $7,735,729,234.17.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Meritage Homes (MTH) - FREE Research Report

Sferruzza Hilla, who is Chief Accounting Officer at Meritage Homes, sold 582 shares at $41.92 on Feb. 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 8,661 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.3% with the 582-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.13, up $0.21, or 0.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Meritage Homes go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,505
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,861
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,861

The average volume for Meritage Homes has been 631,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Meritage Homes has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 17.37% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Meritage Homes Corporation is engaged in the designing and building single-family detached homes in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Homebuilding and Financial Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Meritage Homes a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Meritage Homes 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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RCI Hospitality Holdings (RICK) - FREE Research Report

Marshall Phillip Kent, who is Cfo at RCI Hospitality Holdings, bought 1,000 shares at $10.55 on Feb. 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 12,130 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 8.98% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.59, up $0.04, or 0.38% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for RCI Hospitality Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,450
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,450
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,450

The average volume for RCI Hospitality Holdings has been 62,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. RCI Hospitality Holdings has a market cap of $108.1 million and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 6.39% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates nightclubs that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar services primarily for businessmen and professionals in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8. Currently, there are no analysts who rate RCI Hospitality Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates RCI Hospitality Holdings as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Forward Air (FWRD) - FREE Research Report

Bell Rodney L, who is CFO, SVP & Treasurer at Forward Air, sold 100 shares at $54.00 on Feb. 17, 2015. Following this transaction, the CFO, SVP & Treasurer owned 96,704 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.1% with the 100-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $53.23, down $0.77, or 1.45% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Forward Air go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,433
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,433
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,433

The average volume for Forward Air has been 155,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Forward Air has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 5.74% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Forward Air Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and related logistics services in North America. The company operates in three segments: Forward Air, Inc. (Forward Air), Forward Air Solutions, Inc. (FASI), and Total Quality, Inc. (TQI). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.89%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Forward Air a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates Forward Air 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, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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