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Yesterday, Dec. 17, 2014, 81 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $68.97 to $30,520,350.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Steiner Leisure (STNR) - FREE Research Report

Indursky Michael, who is Pres. Bliss World Holdings Inc at Steiner Leisure, sold 5,000 shares at $42.82 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres. Bliss World Holdings Inc owned 23,900 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 17.3% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.65, up $0.83, or 1.9% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Steiner Leisure go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 41,426
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 46,749
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 60,460

The average volume for Steiner Leisure has been 60,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Steiner Leisure has a market cap of $571.9 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are down 13.32% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Steiner Leisure Limited provides spa services and personal care products for men, women, and teenagers worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Spa Operations, Products, Schools, and Laser Hair Removal. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Steiner Leisure a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Steiner Leisure as a

buy

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

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Kroger (KR) - FREE Research Report

Perry M Marnette, who is Senior Vice President at Kroger, sold 5,015 shares at $61.81 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior Vice President owned 128,625 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.75% with the 5,015-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $62.46, up $0.65, or 1.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kroger go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,685
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,685
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 49,087

The average volume for Kroger has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kroger has a market cap of $30.2 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 55.58% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer worldwide. The company also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. It operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.2%. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.1. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Kroger a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Kroger as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

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Arbor Realty (ABR) - FREE Research Report

Edwards Karen K, who is Director at Arbor Realty, sold 1,500 shares at $6.66 on Dec. 17, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 56,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.59% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $6.68, up $0.02, or 0.32% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Arbor Realty go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 1,300
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 1,300
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 1,300
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 7,500

The average volume for Arbor Realty has been 82,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Arbor Realty has a market cap of $336.7 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 0.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.8%. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.0. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Arbor Realty a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Arbor Realty as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full

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