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Friday, July 10, 2015, 32 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $23.66 to $45,667,114.90.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

State Auto Financial (STFC) - FREE Research Report

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co, who is 10% Owner at State Auto Financial, bought 2,460 shares at $24.97 on July 10, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 25.9 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.01% with the 2,460-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $26.36, up $1.39, or 5.27% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Auto Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 16,728
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 63,941
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 236,128

The average volume for State Auto Financial has been 36,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $1.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 15.57% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. It operates through four segments: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty insurance, and Investment operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.6%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates State Auto Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates State Auto Financial 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, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

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Culp (CFI) - FREE Research Report

Mcallister Kenneth W, who is Director at Culp, sold 15,000 shares at $32.73 on July 10, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 24,917 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37.58% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $33.39, up $0.66, or 1.98% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Culp go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 25,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Culp has been 86,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Culp has a market cap of $393.0 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 51.43% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Culp, Inc. manufactures, sources, markets, and sells mattress fabrics and upholstery fabrics to the furniture and bedding industries in North America and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Mattress Fabrics and Upholstery Fabrics. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.75%. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Culp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Culp as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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L Brands (LB) - FREE Research Report

Coe Nicholas, who is CEO-Bath and Body Works at L Brands, sold 5,000 shares at $83.79 on July 10, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO-Bath and Body Works owned 14,275 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 25.94% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $84.85, up $1.06, or 1.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for L Brands go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,285
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,127
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,285
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 32,127
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,285
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 75,281

The average volume for L Brands has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. L Brands has a market cap of $24.5 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 2.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. The company operates in three segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works International. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.38%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.0. Currently, there are 12 analysts who rate L Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

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rates L Brands as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. Get the full

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