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Yesterday, Dec. 5, 2014, 98 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $85.00 to $13,664,800.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Western Asset Mortgage Capital (WMC) - FREE Research Report

Sherwyn Steven M, who is Chief Financial Officer at Western Asset Mortgage Capital, bought 1,000 shares at $15.20 on Dec. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chief Financial Officer owned 37,194 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 2.76% with the 1,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $15.27, up $0.07, or 0.47% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Asset Mortgage Capital go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 750
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 23,380

The average volume for Western Asset Mortgage Capital has been 982,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Asset Mortgage Capital has a market cap of $657.5 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 5.11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It primarily focuses on investing in, financing, and managing agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 27.86%. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.9. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Western Asset Mortgage Capital a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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rates Western Asset Mortgage Capital as a

sell

. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow. Get the full

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Retail Properties of America Inc Class A (RPAI) - FREE Research Report

Sargeant Thomas J, who is Director at Retail Properties of America Inc Class A, bought 6,090 shares at $16.37 on Dec. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 23,869 shares meaning that the stake was boosted by 34.25% with the 6,090-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $16.27, down $0.10, or 0.63% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Retail Properties of America Inc Class A go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 3,600
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 4,505
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 3,600
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 4,505
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 3,600
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 4,505

The average volume for Retail Properties of America Inc Class A has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Retail Properties of America Inc Class A has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 29.09% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. It engages in acquisition, development and management of properties. The trust invests in the real estate markets of United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.05%. The company has a P/E ratio of 1635.0. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Retail Properties of America Inc Class A a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full

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Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC) - FREE Research Report

Bulldog Investors General Partnership, who is 10% Owner at Firsthand Technology Value Fund, sold 147,044 shares at $19.60 on Dec. 5, 2014. Following this transaction, the 10% Owner owned 824,942 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 15.13% with the 147,044-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $18.64, down $0.96, or 5.15% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Firsthand Technology Value Fund go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 25,470
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 70,417
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 500
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 70,417

The average volume for Firsthand Technology Value Fund has been 58,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Firsthand Technology Value Fund has a market cap of $178.7 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are down 15.88% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. is a business development company specializes in investments in start-up, late, development stage, and PIPEs. It seeks to invest in pre-IPO companies. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.1. Currently, there is 1 analyst who rates Firsthand Technology Value Fund 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, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. 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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