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Yesterday, Dec. 12, 2014, 103 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $33.00 to $9,071,220.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Techne (TECH) - FREE Research Report

Holbrook Karen A, who is Director at Techne, sold 1,000 shares at $92.40 on Dec. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 1,000 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 50% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $90.64, down $1.76, or 1.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Techne go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 3,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 3,000

The average volume for Techne has been 194,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Techne has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the health care sector and drugs industry. Shares are down 4.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Bio-Techne Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells biotechnology products and clinical diagnostic controls worldwide. It operates in two segments, Biotechnology and Clinical Controls. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.41%. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.2.

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United Continental Holdings (UAL) - FREE Research Report

Compton James E, who is Vice Chair & Chief Rev Officer at United Continental Holdings, sold 38,094 shares at $65.89 on Dec. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Vice Chair & Chief Rev Officer owned 63,544 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37.48% with the 38,094-share transaction.

Foland Jeffrey T., who is EVP - Mktg & Strgy at United Continental Holdings, sold 7,000 shares at $64.83 on Dec. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the EVP - Mktg & Strgy owned 45,856 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 13.24% with the 7,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.10, down $0.73, or 1.14% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Continental Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,452
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,491
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 20,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,531

The average volume for United Continental Holdings has been 6.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. United Continental Holdings has a market cap of $23.5 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 73.94% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

United Continental Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo transportation services. The company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which use jet aircraft with 118 seats, and its regional operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.8. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate United Continental Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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buy

. 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, revenue growth, notable return on equity 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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Veeco Instruments (VECO) - FREE Research Report

Mcdaniel Roger D, who is Director at Veeco Instruments, sold 8,082 shares at $36.56 on Dec. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 17,821 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 31.2% with the 8,082-share transaction.

Simone Peter J, who is Director at Veeco Instruments, sold 5,000 shares at $36.86 on Dec. 12, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 14,138 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 26.13% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $36.07, down $0.79, or 2.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Veeco Instruments go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,000

The average volume for Veeco Instruments has been 478,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Veeco Instruments has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 10.91% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Veeco Instruments Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets thin film equipment to make light emitting diodes (LEDs), flexible organic LED (OLED) displays, hard-disk drives, solar cells, power semiconductors, and wireless components worldwide. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Veeco Instruments a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates Veeco Instruments as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

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