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Yesterday, May 18, 2015, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $500.00 to $575,784,180.28.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

United Community Banks (UCBI) - FREE Research Report

Cox L Cathy, who is Director at United Community Banks, bought 240 shares at $18.67 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,966 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 4.19% with the 240-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.05, down $0.62, or 3.43% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Community Banks go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 525
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,138
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 525
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 1,138
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 525
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 1,138

The average volume for United Community Banks has been 468,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. United Community Banks has a market cap of $832.0 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry.

United Community Banks, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for United Community Bank that provides retail and corporate banking services to individuals and businesses.

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PGT (PGTI) - FREE Research Report

Burns Monte Wray, who is Vice President at PGT, sold 10,871 shares at $12.31 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Vice President owned 9,325 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 53.83% with the 10,871-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $12.24, down $0.07, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for PGT go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 27,766
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 27,766
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 27,766

The average volume for PGT has been 340,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. PGT has a market cap of $583.5 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 27.52% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

PGT, Inc. manufactures and supplies residential impact-resistant windows and doors in the Southeastern United States, the Gulf Coast, Coastal mid-Atlantic, the Caribbean, Central America, and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.3. 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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buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its 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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LinkedIn (LNKD) - FREE Research Report

Sze David L, who is Director at LinkedIn, sold 1,500 shares at $194.65 on May 18, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 39,938 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.62% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $195.76, up $1.11, or 0.57% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for LinkedIn go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 1,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 42,764

The average volume for LinkedIn has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. LinkedIn has a market cap of $21.6 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 13.64% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

LinkedIn Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online professional network worldwide. Currently, there are 19 analysts who rate LinkedIn a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates LinkedIn as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and good cash flow from operations. 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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