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Yesterday, April 22, 2015, 50 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $9.24 to $5,263,003.35.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Vantiv (VNTV) - FREE Research Report

Greene Nelson F, who is Chief Legal Officer & Sec. at Vantiv, sold 13,794 shares at $38.87 on April 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Legal Officer & Sec. owned 34,541 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 28.54% with the 13,794-share transaction.

Thompson Christopher A, who is SVP, Controller and CAO at Vantiv, sold 2,252 shares at $39.13 on April 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the SVP, Controller and CAO owned 11,447 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 16.44% with the 2,252-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $38.76, down $0.37, or 0.96% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Vantiv go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 26,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 183,280
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 224,364

The average volume for Vantiv has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Vantiv has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 15.36% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Vantiv, Inc., through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. provides payment processing services in the United States. It operates through two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 52.4. 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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Linear Technology (LLTC) - FREE Research Report

Quarles David A, who is VP International Sales at Linear Technology, sold 2,500 shares at $47.64 on April 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the VP International Sales owned 64,205 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 3.75% with the 2,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.95, down $0.69, or 1.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Linear Technology go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 7,417
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 10,417
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 13,088

The average volume for Linear Technology has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Linear Technology has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 4.41% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Linear Technology Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets a line of analog integrated circuits (ICs) worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.52%. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.6. Currently, there are 6 analysts who rate Linear Technology a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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rates Linear Technology as a

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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

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State Auto Financial (STFC) - FREE Research Report

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co, who is 10% Owner at State Auto Financial, bought 1,500 shares at $24.09 on April 22, 2015. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 25.8 million shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.01% with the 1,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $23.65, down $0.44, or 1.88% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for State Auto Financial go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 79,952
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 173,387
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 270,691

The average volume for State Auto Financial has been 35,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. State Auto Financial has a market cap of $980.1 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 7.25% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. It operates through four segments: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty insurance, and Investment operations. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.68%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.2. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates State Auto Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

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rates State Auto Financial as a

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, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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