Yesterday, May 31, 2016, 71 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $64.80 to $5,125,908.56.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Nanosphere (NSPH) - FREE Research Report

MMCAP International Inc. SPC, who is 10% Owner at Nanosphere, bought 2.3 million shares at $1.70 on May 31, 2016. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 7.7 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 41.85% with the 2.3 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $4.37, up $2.67, or 61.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Nanosphere go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 176,781
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 176,781
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 176,781

The average volume for Nanosphere has been 130,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Nanosphere has a market cap of $28.2 million and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are down 42.87% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Nanosphere, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets molecular diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and associated drug resistance markers for earlier disease detection, optimal patient treatment, and improved healthcare economics.

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Selective Insurance Group (SIGI) - FREE Research Report

Thatcher Dale A, who is EVP, CFO & Treasurer at Selective Insurance Group, sold 10,000 shares at $37.04 on May 31, 2016. Following this transaction, the EVP, CFO & Treasurer owned 109,770 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.35% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.15, up $0.11, or 0.29% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Selective Insurance Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 36,520
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 36,520
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 10,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 67,519

The average volume for Selective Insurance Group has been 182,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Selective Insurance Group has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Selective Insurance Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance products and services in the United States. It operates in four segments: Standard Commercial Lines, Standard Personal Lines, Excess and surplus (E&S) Lines, and Investments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.62%. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.3. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Selective Insurance Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Selective Insurance Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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C&F Financial (CFFI) - FREE Research Report

Cherry Thomas F, who is President at C&F Financial, sold 810 shares at $43.60 on May 31, 2016. Following this transaction, the President owned 33,071 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.39% with the 810-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.90, up $0.30, or 0.69% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for C&F Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,125

The average volume for C&F Financial has been 3,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. C&F Financial has a market cap of $151.1 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 12.31% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

C&F Financial Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Citizens and Farmers Bank that provides commercial banking services to individuals and businesses. The company operates through three segments: Retail Banking, Mortgage Banking, and Consumer Finance. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate C&F Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates C&F Financial as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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