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Friday, March 28, 2014, 73 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $105.75 to $179,310,826.89.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Sturm Ruger & Company (RGR) - FREE Research Report

Gasper Leslie Martin who is Corporate Secretary at Sturm Ruger & Company sold 822 shares at $62.00 on March 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Corporate Secretary owned 746 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 52.42% with the 822-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $60.02, down $1.98, or 3.3% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Sturm Ruger & Company go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 9,465
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14,465
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 40,202

The average volume for Sturm Ruger & Company has been 443,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Sturm Ruger & Company has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and aerospace/defense industry. Shares are down 18.06% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells firearms in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.45%. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.2. Currently there are no analysts that rate Sturm Ruger & Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Sturm Ruger & Company as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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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American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) - FREE Research Report

Kahane William M who is Director at American Realty Capital Properties bought 25,000 shares at $13.78 on March 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 497,286 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.29% with the 25,000-share transaction.

Kay David S who is President at American Realty Capital Properties bought 15,000 shares at $13.78 on March 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the President owned 265,315 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.99% with the 15,000-share transaction.

Schorsch Nicholas S who is Chairman of the BoD and CEO at American Realty Capital Properties bought 50,000 shares at $13.78 on March 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman of the BoD and CEO owned 3.6 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.4% with the 50,000-share transaction.

Block Brian S who is EVP, Treas, Secy and CFO at American Realty Capital Properties bought 20,000 shares at $13.80 on March 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP, Treas, Secy and CFO owned 926,379 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.21% with the 20,000-share transaction.

Weil Edward M Jr. who is Director at American Realty Capital Properties bought 10,000 shares at $13.80 on March 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 189,135 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.58% with the 10,000-share transaction.

Beeson Lisa who is Coo at American Realty Capital Properties bought 3,500 shares at $13.88 on March 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Coo owned 68,212 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 5.41% with the 3,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $14.01, up $0.13, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for American Realty Capital Properties go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 5,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 5,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 78,000

The average volume for American Realty Capital Properties has been 10.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Realty Capital Properties has a market cap of $10.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 8.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. owns and acquires single tenant, freestanding commercial real estate that is net leased on a medium-term basis, primarily to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants. The company principally invests in retail and office properties. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.99%. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate American Realty Capital Properties a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates American Realty Capital Properties as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full

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Cleco Corporation (CNL) - FREE Research Report

Miller Judy P who is Sr Vice President at Cleco Corporation sold 3,597 shares at $49.70 on March 28, 2014. Following this transaction, the Sr Vice President owned 36,505 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.97% with the 3,597-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $50.03, up $0.33, or 0.66% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Cleco Corporation go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,290
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,290
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10,815

The average volume for Cleco Corporation has been 271,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cleco Corporation has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 6.78% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cleco Corporation operates as a public utility holding company primarily in Louisiana. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.87%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Cleco Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Cleco Corporation 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, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

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