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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, 54 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $105.45 to $209,435,400.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Ultimate Software Group (ULTI) - FREE Research Report

Fitzpatrick James A Jr, who is Director at Ultimate Software Group, sold 1,375 shares at $142.08 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 15,247 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 8.27% with the 1,375-share transaction.

Rogers Adam, who is Senior VP, Technology at Ultimate Software Group, sold 7,805 shares at $148.18 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Senior VP, Technology owned 61,219 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.31% with the 7,805-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $149.49, up $1.31, or 0.87% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ultimate Software Group go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 3,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 7,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 78,392

The average volume for Ultimate Software Group has been 380,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ultimate Software Group has a market cap of $4.1 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. Shares are down 1.77% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. provides cloud-based human capital management solutions primarily to enterprise companies. Its UltiPro software solution delivers the functionality businesses to manage the employment life cycle from recruitment to retirement. The company has a P/E ratio of 115.3. Currently, there are 10 analysts who rate Ultimate Software Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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. 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, robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. 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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Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRAA) - FREE Research Report

Petit Michael J, who is Pres-Insolvency Investment Ser at Portfolio Recovery Associates, sold 3,000 shares at $63.01 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Pres-Insolvency Investment Ser owned 87,750 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.31% with the 3,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $64.09, up $1.08, or 1.68% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Portfolio Recovery Associates go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 25,000

The average volume for Portfolio Recovery Associates has been 410,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Portfolio Recovery Associates has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 19.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., a financial and business service company, is engaged in the purchase, collection, and management of portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Portfolio Recovery Associates a buy, no analysts rate 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. 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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HCC Insurance Holdings (HCC) - FREE Research Report

Molbeck John Niels Jr, who is Director at HCC Insurance Holdings, sold 4,000 shares at $51.60 on Oct. 31, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 20,244 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.5% with the 4,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.09, up $0.49, or 0.94% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for HCC Insurance Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,500

The average volume for HCC Insurance Holdings has been 354,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. HCC Insurance Holdings has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 13.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. underwrites non-correlated specialty insurance products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Property & Casualty, Professional Liability, Accident & Health, U.S. Surety & Credit, and International. The U.S. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4. Currently, there are 2 analysts who rate HCC Insurance Holdings 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 increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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