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Yesterday, March 5, 2015, 90 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $198.00 to $6,023,498.68.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLKI) - FREE Research Report

Byrd Carolyn H, who is Director at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, sold 4,000 shares at $61.08 on March 5, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.71, down $0.37, or 0.61% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 11,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 11,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 11,000

The average volume for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has been 340,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 8.62% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. develops, operates, and franchises quick-service restaurants. The company operates in two business segments, Franchise Operations and Company-Operated Restaurants. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

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A M Castle (CAS) - FREE Research Report

Scheinkman Steven W., who is Shareholder at A M Castle, bought 7,500 shares at $3.46 on March 5, 2015. Following this transaction, the Shareholder owned 7,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 100% with the 7,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $3.53, up $0.07, or 1.86% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for A M Castle go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 13,700
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 13,700
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 29,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,500

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The average volume for A M Castle has been 320,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. A M Castle has a market cap of $79.9 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 56.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

A. M. Castle & Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty metals and plastics distribution company. The company operates through two segments, Metals and Plastics. Currently, there are no analysts who rate A M Castle a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. Get the full

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CME Group (CME) - FREE Research Report

Gepsman Martin J, who is Director at CME Group, sold 500 shares at $96.65 on March 5, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 42,163 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.17% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $97.65, up $1.00, or 1.02% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CME Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,350
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 350
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,444
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 350
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 6,714

The average volume for CME Group has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CME Group has a market cap of $32.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 9.22% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

CME Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.07%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate CME Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates CME Group as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

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