Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, 15 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $7,839.25 to $7,053,795.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Validus Holdings (VR) - FREE Research Report

Grayson Matthew J., who is Director at Validus Holdings, sold 60,021 shares at $46.43 on Dec. 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 130,560 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 31.49% with the 60,021-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $46.77, up $0.34, or 0.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Validus Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 80,722
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 85,604
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 48
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 108,395

The average volume for Validus Holdings has been 603,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Validus Holdings has a market cap of $3.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 12.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 2.74%. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.6. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Validus Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Actuant (ATU) - FREE Research Report

Skogg Eugene Edward, who is EVP-Human Resources at Actuant, bought 5,000 shares at $23.68 on Dec. 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the EVP-Human Resources owned 50,415 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 11.01% with the 5,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.60, up $0.92, or 3.74% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Actuant go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 235,000
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 5,117
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 322,914
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 5,117
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 322,914
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 5,117

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The average volume for Actuant has been 908,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Actuant has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 9.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Actuant Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes a range of industrial products and systems worldwide. It operates in three segments: Industrial, Energy, and Engineered Solutions. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.16%. The company has a P/E ratio of 123.8. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Actuant a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

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Farmers National Banc (FMNB) - FREE Research Report

Witmer Mark R, who is Sr EVP, Chief Banking Officer at Farmers National Banc, bought 1,000 shares at $8.02 on Dec. 24, 2015. Following this transaction, the Sr EVP, Chief Banking Officer owned 112,907 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 0.89% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $8.13, up $0.11, or 1.35% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Farmers National Banc go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 23,964
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 24,909
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 47,167

The average volume for Farmers National Banc has been 33,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Farmers National Banc has a market cap of $217.9 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 3.47% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Farmers National Banc Corp. operates as a holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield that provides commercial and retail banking products and services in Ohio. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.49%. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Farmers National Banc a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

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