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Yesterday, Jan. 8, 2015, 27 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $187.47 to $1,603,368.47.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Tesco (TESO) - FREE Research Report

Boone Christopher L, who is Svp, Cfo at Tesco, sold 944 shares at $11.33 on Jan. 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Svp, Cfo owned 1,589 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 37.27% with the 944-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $11.46, up $0.13, or 1.13% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Tesco go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 32,648
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 48,247
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 51,671

The average volume for Tesco has been 365,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Tesco has a market cap of $460.6 million and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 9.44% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Tesco Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the design, manufacture, and service delivery of technology-based solutions for the upstream energy industry worldwide. The company operates through Top Drive and Tubular Services segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.72%. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Tesco a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates Tesco as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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Pattern Energy Group Inc Class A (PEGI) - FREE Research Report

Shugart Christopher M., who is Senior VP, Operations at Pattern Energy Group Inc Class A, sold 1,000 shares at $26.72 on Jan. 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Senior VP, Operations owned 62,877 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.57% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $27.20, up $0.48, or 1.76% since the insider transaction.

The average volume for Pattern Energy Group Inc Class A has been 464,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Pattern Energy Group Inc Class A has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 10.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Pattern Energy Group Inc., an independent energy generation company, focuses on the construction, ownership, and operation of energy projects in the United States, Canada, and Chile. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Pattern Energy Group Inc Class A a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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rates Pattern Energy Group Inc Class A as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

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Espey Manufacturing & Electronics (ESP) - FREE Research Report

Sabo Alvin O, who is Director at Espey Manufacturing & Electronics, bought 1,800 shares at $17.36 on Jan. 8, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 3,500 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 105.88% with the 1,800-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.86, up $6.50, or 27.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Espey Manufacturing & Electronics go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,000
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 250
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Espey Manufacturing & Electronics has been 5,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Espey Manufacturing & Electronics has a market cap of $58.5 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 1.34% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp., a power electronics design and original equipment manufacturing company, designs, manufactures, and tests electronic equipment primarily for use in military and industrial applications in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.03%. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.1. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Espey Manufacturing & Electronics a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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rates Espey Manufacturing & Electronics as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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