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Friday, May 15, 2015, 111 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,266.50 to $281,749,912.50.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

United Rentals (URI) - FREE Research Report

Britell Jenne K, who is Director at United Rentals, sold 3,700 shares at $104.45 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 43,088 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.91% with the 3,700-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $103.42, down $1.03, or 1% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for United Rentals go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 12,090
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 12,827
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 2,500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 45,231

The average volume for United Rentals has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. United Rentals has a market cap of $10.0 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 1.02% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

United Rentals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental company. It operates in two segments, General Rentals; and Trench Safety, Power and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning), and Pump Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate United Rentals a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates United Rentals as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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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Discover Financial Services (DFS) - FREE Research Report

Bush Mary K, who is Director at Discover Financial Services, sold 2,291 shares at $60.01 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 54,304 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.05% with the 2,291-share transaction.

Moskow Michael H, who is Director at Discover Financial Services, sold 2,291 shares at $60.06 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 50,271 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 4.36% with the 2,291-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $59.64, down $0.42, or 0.7% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Discover Financial Services go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 231,058
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 231,058
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 340,235

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The average volume for Discover Financial Services has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Discover Financial Services has a market cap of $26.7 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 9.15% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Discover Financial Services operates as a direct banking and payment services company in the United States. It operates in two segments, Direct Banking and Payment Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4. Currently, there are 14 analysts who rate Discover Financial Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Discover Financial Services as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and attractive valuation levels. 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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Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Kudera Andrew E., who is EVP, Chief Actuary at Validus Holdings, sold 10,000 shares at $42.62 on May 15, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP, Chief Actuary owned 40,587 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 19.77% with the 10,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $42.80, up $0.18, or 0.42% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,407
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 61,549
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 100,585

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 486,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 2.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. provides reinsurance coverage, insurance coverage, and insurance linked securities management services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Validus Re, AlphaCat, Talbot, and Western World. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.99%. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.9. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Validus Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

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rates Validus Holdings as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

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