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Yesterday, Feb. 19, 2015, 82 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $145.00 to $4,138,406.10.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Vantiv (VNTV) - FREE Research Report

Cole Royal, who is President, Fin. Institutions at Vantiv, sold 12,000 shares at $38.04 on Feb. 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the President, Fin. Institutions owned 92,438 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.49% with the 12,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $37.97, down $0.07, or 0.17% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vantiv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 43,207
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 53,356
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 112,057

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 13.38% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Vantiv, Inc. provides electronic integrated payment processing services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.0. Currently, there are 13 analysts who rate Vantiv a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Vantiv as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Carnival (CCL) - FREE Research Report

Perez Arnaldo, who is General Counsel & Secretary at Carnival, sold 5,423 shares at $43.33 on Feb. 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the General Counsel & Secretary owned 68,425 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 7.34% with the 5,423-share transaction.

Kruse Stein, who is CEO, Holland America Group at Carnival, sold 33,046 shares at $43.33 on Feb. 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the CEO, Holland America Group owned 79,534 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 29.35% with the 33,046-share transaction.

Bernstein David, who is Chief Financial Officer at Carnival, sold 14,026 shares at $43.33 on Feb. 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 52,500 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 21.08% with the 14,026-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $43.02, down $0.31, or 0.73% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Carnival go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 10.0 million
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10.0 million
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 40,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 10.2 million

The average volume for Carnival has been 4.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Carnival has a market cap of $26.0 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are down 3.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It provides vacations to various cruise destinations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.6. Currently, there are 5 analysts who rate Carnival a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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rates Carnival as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. 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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Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) - FREE Research Report

Yemenidjian Alex, who is Director at Regal Entertainment Group, sold 58,475 shares at $23.37 on Feb. 19, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 5,241 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 91.77% with the 58,475-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.84, up $0.47, or 1.97% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Regal Entertainment Group go as follows:

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

The average volume for Regal Entertainment Group has been 914,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Regal Entertainment Group has a market cap of $3.1 billion and is part of the services sector and media industry. Shares are up 11.66% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Regal Entertainment Group, through its subsidiaries, operates as a motion picture exhibitor in the United States. The company develops, acquires, and operates multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.77%. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.4. Currently, there are 7 analysts who rate Regal Entertainment Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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rates Regal Entertainment Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. Get the full

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