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Yesterday, March 5, 2015, 90 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $198.00 to $6,023,498.68.

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 6,010 shares at $23.11 on March 5, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 25.7 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.02% with the 6,010-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $22.75, down $0.36, or 1.58% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Auto Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 56,794
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 70,968
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 174,278

The average volume for State Auto Financial has been 36,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $942.5 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 2.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. The company operates through four segments: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty insurance, and Investment operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate State Auto Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates 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 compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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PGT (PGTI) - FREE Research Report

Milgrim Brett N, who is Director at PGT, sold 15,000 shares at $11.07 on March 5, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 67,706 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 18.14% with the 15,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.20, up $0.13, or 1.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PGT go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 14
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 14
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 14

The average volume for PGT has been 349,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. PGT has a market cap of $537.2 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

PGT, Inc. manufactures and supplies residential impact-resistant windows and doors. The company offers window and door products, including heavy-duty aluminum or vinyl frames with laminated glass to provide protection from hurricane-force winds and wind-borne debris. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.7. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate PGT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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rates PGT as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its robust revenue growth -- not just in the most recent periods but in previous quarters as well. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

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Aceto (ACET) - FREE Research Report

Roth Douglas A, who is Sr. Vice President & CFO at Aceto, sold 5,000 shares at $20.99 on March 5, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr. Vice President & CFO owned 70,935 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.58% with the 5,000-share transaction.

Giordano Natasha, who is Director at Aceto, sold 2,164 shares at $20.92 on March 5, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 8,057 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.17% with the 2,164-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $21.19, up $0.27, or 1.25% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aceto go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 8,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,427

The average volume for Aceto has been 138,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aceto has a market cap of $608.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Aceto Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, sources, markets, sells, and distributes pharmaceutical intermediates and active ingredients, finished dosage form generics, nutraceutical products, agricultural protection products, and specialty chemicals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.15%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Aceto a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Aceto 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 and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

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