Yesterday, Dec. 30, 2015, 53 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $34.22 to $7,500,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Netgear (NTGR) - FREE Research Report

Graham Jef, who is Director at Netgear, sold 6,000 shares at $43.00 on Dec. 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,876 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 22.32% with the 6,000-share transaction.

Rogers Tamesa, who is SVP, Human Resources at Netgear, sold 650 shares at $42.92 on Dec. 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Human Resources owned 10,259 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.96% with the 650-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.02, down $0.90, or 2.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Netgear go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 650
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,072
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,840

The average volume for Netgear has been 481,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Netgear has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 19.98% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

NETGEAR, Inc. provides networking products to consumers, businesses, and service providers. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Commercial, and Service Provider. The Retail segment offers home networking, home video security, storage, and digital media products. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Netgear a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Netgear as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

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Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Watson Christopher E, who is Director at Validus Holdings, sold 234 shares at $46.75 on Dec. 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,580 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.14% with the 234-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.41, down $0.34, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 80,722
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 85,604
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 105,954

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 586,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 12.73% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat, Talbot, and Western World. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Validus Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Validus Holdings as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Asta Funding (ASFI) - FREE Research Report

Mangrove Partners Master Fund, Ltd., who is 10% Owner at Asta Funding, bought 7,093 shares at $8.02 on Dec. 30, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 1.4 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.49% with the 7,093-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.70, down $0.32, or 4.2% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Asta Funding go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 55,439
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 55,439
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 55,439
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,000

The average volume for Asta Funding has been 25,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Asta Funding has a market cap of $98.4 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 6.86% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Asta Funding, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in consumer receivable business in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Receivables, Personal Injury Claims, Structured Settlements, and GAR Disability Advocacy. The company has a P/E ratio of 54.3. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Asta Funding a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Asta Funding as a

hold

. 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 and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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