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Yesterday, March 4, 2015, 133 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $62.50 to $191,397,755.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

QTS Realty (QTS) - FREE Research Report

GA QTS Interholdco, LLC, who is 10% Owner at QTS Realty, sold 5.8 million shares at $33.27 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 10.9 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 34.56% with the 5.8 million-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.46, up $3.19, or 8.74% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for QTS Realty has been 207,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. QTS Realty has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 7.27% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on the ownership, development, and operation of carrier-neutral data centers in the United States. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. QTS Realty Trust, Inc.operates as a subsidiary of General Atlantic LLC. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.5%. The company has a P/E ratio of 71.7. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate QTS Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full

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Columbus McKinnon (CMCO) - FREE Research Report

Kushner Stephanie K, who is Director at Columbus McKinnon, sold 1,000 shares at $27.00 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,219 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.57% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $25.63, down $1.37, or 5.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Columbus McKinnon go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,786
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,786
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,786

The average volume for Columbus McKinnon has been 52,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Columbus McKinnon has a market cap of $528.6 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 7.45% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Columbus McKinnon Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets material handling products and services for various commercial and industrial end-user markets in the United States, Europe, Canada, and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Columbus McKinnon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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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Monmouth Real Estate Investment (MNR) - FREE Research Report

Haimm Brian, who is Director at Monmouth Real Estate Investment, bought 2,500 shares at $10.94 on March 4, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 9,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 35.71% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.14, up $0.20, or 1.77% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Monmouth Real Estate Investment go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,020
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,984
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 5,968

The average volume for Monmouth Real Estate Investment has been 196,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Monmouth Real Estate Investment has a market cap of $646.2 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are down 0.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (MREIC) is a real estate investment trust. It owns, manages, and leases properties to investment-grade tenants on long-term leases. The firm invests in the public equity and real estate markets of the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 46.3. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Monmouth Real Estate Investment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations, 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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