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Yesterday, Dec. 22, 2014, 79 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $4.97 to $8,553,900.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Pier 1 Imports (PIR) - FREE Research Report

Leite Sharon M, who is EVP - Sales & Cust. Experience at Pier 1 Imports, bought 132 shares at $19.17 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP - Sales & Cust. Experience owned 142,999 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.09% with the 132-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.23, down $3.94, or 25.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Pier 1 Imports go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,600
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 9,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,000

The average volume for Pier 1 Imports has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pier 1 Imports has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 34.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is engaged in the retail sale of decorative home furnishings, furniture, gifts, and related products. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.73%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Pier 1 Imports a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Heritage-Crystal Clean (HCCI) - FREE Research Report

Heritage Group, who is 10% Owner at Heritage-Crystal Clean, bought 210,000 shares at $10.00 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 5.0 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 4.38% with the 210,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.90, up $1.90, or 15.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Heritage-Crystal Clean go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,000

The average volume for Heritage-Crystal Clean has been 65,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Heritage-Crystal Clean has a market cap of $211.6 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 44.56% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., through its subsidiary, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC, provides industrial and hazardous waste services to small and mid-sized customers in the manufacturing and vehicle service sectors. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Heritage-Crystal Clean a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Heritage-Crystal Clean 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 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 poor profit margins. Get the full

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Delphi Automotive (DLPH) - FREE Research Report

Wiedemann Bernd, who is Director at Delphi Automotive, sold 17,500 shares at $73.53 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 19,711 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 47.03% with the 17,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $73.71, up $0.18, or 0.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Delphi Automotive go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,650
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 41,471
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 44,771

The average volume for Delphi Automotive has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Delphi Automotive has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and automotive industry. Shares are up 22.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Delphi Automotive PLC, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures vehicle components; and provides electrical and electronic, powertrain, safety, and thermal technology solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Delphi Automotive a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Delphi Automotive as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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