Yesterday, April 5, 2016, 69 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $11.52 to $16,431,746.56.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Piedmont Natural Gas (PNY) - FREE Research Report

Holding Frank B Jr, who is Director at Piedmont Natural Gas, sold 14,000 shares at $59.79 on April 5, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 59,252 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.11% with the 14,000-share transaction.

Historical insider transactions for Piedmont Natural Gas go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,338
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,338
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 15,838

The average volume for Piedmont Natural Gas has been 488,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Piedmont Natural Gas has a market cap of $4.8 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 4.79% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., an energy services company, distributes natural gas. It operates in three segments: Regulated Utility, Regulated Non-Utility Activities, and Unregulated Non-Utility Activities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.27%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.2. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Piedmont Natural Gas a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates Piedmont Natural Gas as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Egalet (EGLT) - FREE Research Report

Radie Robert S, who is President and CEO at Egalet, sold 10,000 shares at $6.96 on April 5, 2016. Following this transaction, the President and CEO owned 269,900 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.57% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $7.01, up $0.04, or 0.64% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Egalet go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,716
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,716
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 41,828

The average volume for Egalet has been 89,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Egalet has a market cap of $175.6 million and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 36.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Egalet Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and commercializes treatments for patients with pain and other conditions. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate Egalet a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Egalet as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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MasterCard (MA) - FREE Research Report

Haythornthwaite Richard, who is Director at MasterCard, sold 3,000 shares at $93.76 on April 5, 2016. Following this transaction, the Director owned 54,492 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.22% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $94.46, up $0.70, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for MasterCard go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 107,848
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1.1 million
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1.1 million

The average volume for MasterCard has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MasterCard has a market cap of $105.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 3.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

MasterCard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4. Currently, there are 16 analysts who rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates MasterCard 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, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full

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