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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:

PNM Resources (PNM) - FREE Research Report

Nordhaus Robert R, who is Director at PNM Resources, bought 53 shares at $26.77 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,262 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.35% with the 53-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $29.41, up $2.64, or 8.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PNM Resources go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,734
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,734
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,734

The average volume for PNM Resources has been 478,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. PNM Resources has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 21.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

PNM Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates in energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.7%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate PNM Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates PNM Resources 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, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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CorEnergy Infrastructure (CORR) - FREE Research Report

Green Richard C, who is Executive Chairman at CorEnergy Infrastructure, bought 16,650 shares at $5.97 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Executive Chairman owned 84,216 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 24.64% with the 16,650-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.30, up $0.33, or 5.28% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for CorEnergy Infrastructure go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 32,440
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 32,440
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 32,440

The average volume for CorEnergy Infrastructure has been 328,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. CorEnergy Infrastructure has a market cap of $199.0 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 11.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. is a trust launched and managed by Corridor InfraTrust Management, LLC. The trust primarily owns midstream and downstream U.S. energy infrastructure assets subject to long-term triple net participating leases with energy companies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.0. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate CorEnergy Infrastructure a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates CorEnergy Infrastructure as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full

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Capitala Finance (CPTA) - FREE Research Report

Arnall Stephen A., who is Chief Financial Officer at Capitala Finance, bought 500 shares at $18.79 on Dec. 22, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 4,850 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 11.49% with the 500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.12, down $0.67, or 3.71% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Capitala Finance go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,900
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 6,080

The average volume for Capitala Finance has been 37,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Capitala Finance has a market cap of $242.9 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 5.93% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Capitala Finance Corp. is a Business Development Company specializing in investments in traditional mezzanine, senior subordinated and unitranche debt, second-lien loans, equity securities issued by lower and traditional middle-market companies, and small and middle-market companies. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 10.04%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Capitala Finance a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Capitala Finance as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. Get the full

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