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Yesterday, Feb. 9, 2015, 56 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $95.26 to $84,834,000.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Plexus (PLXS) - FREE Research Report

Darroch Ronnie, who is Regional Pres & SVP-GMS at Plexus, sold 1,120 shares at $39.23 on Feb. 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Regional Pres & SVP-GMS owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 1,120-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $39.35, up $0.12, or 0.31% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Plexus go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,280
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,280
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,280

The average volume for Plexus has been 191,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Plexus has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are down 3.96% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Plexus Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides electronic manufacturing services in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Plexus a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates Plexus 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, growth in earnings per share, attractive valuation levels and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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Guidance Software (GUID) - FREE Research Report

Plaga Barry J, who is Interim Ceo & Cfo at Guidance Software, sold 6,914 shares at $6.33 on Feb. 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Interim Ceo & Cfo owned 176,142 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.78% with the 6,914-share transaction.

Harrington Mark, who is Officer at Guidance Software, sold 3,572 shares at $6.33 on Feb. 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Officer owned 66,791 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.08% with the 3,572-share transaction.

Berger Amanda, who is V.P., Professional Services at Guidance Software, sold 3,011 shares at $6.33 on Feb. 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the V.P., Professional Services owned 60,392 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.75% with the 3,011-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.06, down $0.27, or 4.49% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Guidance Software go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 28,529
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 28,529
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 28,529

The average volume for Guidance Software has been 84,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Guidance Software has a market cap of $180.4 million and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 16% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Guidance Software, Inc. provides digital investigative solutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Guidance Software a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Guidance Software as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Microsoft (MSFT) - FREE Research Report

Gates William H Iii, who is Director at Microsoft, sold 2.0 million shares at $42.42 on Feb. 9, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 239.0 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.83% with the 2.0 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.31, down $0.11, or 0.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Microsoft go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 23,612
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 6.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 23,612
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 6.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 23,612
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 26.3 million

The average volume for Microsoft has been 35.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Microsoft has a market cap of $347.9 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 8.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and devices worldwide. The company's Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing segment licenses Windows operating system and related software; Microsoft Office for consumers; and Windows Phone operating system. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.92%. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.1. Currently, there are 11 analysts who rate Microsoft a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

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rates Microsoft as a

buy

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

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