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yesterday, March 9, 2015, 110 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $650.00 to $360000000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Nielsen (NLSN) - FREE Research Report

Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.A R.L., who is 10% Owner at Nielsen, sold 8 million shares at $45.00 on March 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 36.3 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.1% with the 8 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.54, down $1.46, or 3.4% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nielsen go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1.8 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 29.8 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 29.9 million

The average volume for Nielsen has been 3.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Nielsen has a market cap of $16.37 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Nielsen N.V. operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 44.10000000000000142108547152020037174224853515625. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate Nielsen a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and one rates it a hold.

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rates Nielsen as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Armada Hoffler Properties (AHH) - FREE Research Report

Haddad Louis S, who is President, CEO at Armada Hoffler Properties, bought 25,000 shares at $10.43 on March 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the President, CEO owned 157,661 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 18.9% with the 25,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $10.37, down $0.06, or 0.6% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Armada Hoffler Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 60,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 60,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 60,000

The average volume for Armada Hoffler Properties has been 129,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Armada Hoffler Properties has a market cap of $254.7 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

No company description available. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.3%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.280000000000001136868377216160297393798828125. Currently, there are four analysts who rate Armada Hoffler Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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sell

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Hudson Valley (HVB) - FREE Research Report

Swadba John M, who is Shareholder at Hudson Valley, sold 2,000 shares at $26.06 on March 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Shareholder owned 4,745 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.6% with the 2,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.01, down $0.05, or 0.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Hudson Valley go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6,938
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6,938
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,938

The average volume for Hudson Valley has been 59,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hudson Valley has a market cap of $520.8 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Hudson Valley Holding Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Hudson Valley Bank, N.A. that provides banking and related services to businesses, professionals, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals in New York. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Currently, there is one analyst who rates Hudson Valley a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these 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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